When: Tuesday 18th February 9:30am – 2:30pm
Where: Wotso building, Glasshouse room, 490 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson
Who:Who: People with Disability or Families/Guardians who want the most up to date and useful direct information and how to make the most of the NDIS
No of Places Available: 20 places only
Food: A simple lunch and snacks will be provided.
- Prepare for your first meeting or kick butt at your review,
- Understand your plan and its flexibility
- Figure out Money Management choices and what they mean
- Know what to watch out for
- Understand what all the categories mean and how can you actually use your funds
- Find providers and supports that work for you
- Know what makes a good Service Agreements and what Service Bookings are all about
- Take control and get it fixed if it all goes pear shaped
- Make the most of the NDIS
Cost: $285 payable by Debit or Credit Card at time of booking (for Self and most Plan Managed participants, this can be claimed from your plan under Core, CB or Support Coordination – check with your Plan Manager). Places are not able to be held without payment. You will be emailed a receipt for claiming.
What to bring: Bring a copy of your current NDIS plan. If you do not yet have an NDIS plan some of this workshop will not be useful for you, but it will help you prepare for your planning meeting.
Can I claim this on my NDIS plan?: If your plan is Self or Plan Managed, you should be able to claim this session from your Core or Capacity Building Supports, or from your Support Coordination budget (if that budget line is Self or Plan Managed – you’ll need to check carefully). You’ll need to check with your plan manager if they will reimburse you. They should, but do check. If your plan is Agency Managed, you will not be able to claim this workshop on the NDIS.
The dynamic Sam Paior will aim to get you away from drowning or treading water, to swimming a powerful freestyle, or diving wherever you want to go!
Designed for people with disability and their families, this workshop will take you through all the basics, with Tips and Tricks from one of Australia’s most knowledgeable NDIS experts.
Sam Paior from the Growing Space
Sam Paior founded and directs the Growing Space. She is solo parent to two with disability. Sam has a degree in Architecture with further studies in Journalism, Accessibility Auditing and Design, and Disability, She has worked around Australia and in the USA in senior Public Relations and Crisis Management roles, run as a candidate with the Dignity for Disability party in 2010 and has worked as a parliamentary adviser focused on disability related issues. She is a board member of the CountMeIn Foundation, which aims to increase awareness and take up of Universal Design principles in public, commercial and residential spaces, and of Disability Intermediaries Australia, the peak body for Support Coordinators and Plan Managers in Australia. She is also board member of accommodation provider, Lutheran Disability Services.
Sam is a Member of the NDIA Independent Advisory Council’s Self-Management reference group, the Inclusive School Communities Project steering group and also is an active consumer health advocate and leads two NDIS ILC Projects – one which aims to better support self managing participants, the other which engages disabled people and family members to co-design and deliver useful workshops. Sam holds many advisory roles in government and organisations across Australia, and has a particular interest in public speaking and plainly spoken, clearly answered training and communications about the NDIS and disability related topics.