• Online workshop
  • Support Coordination
  • NDIS 101

NDIS Assistive Technology Fundamentals

Everything you need to know to support people to access NDIS funded Assistive Technology.

NDIS funded Assistive Technology (AT) is an area of great complexity, frequent change, and misinformation.

But with around 80% of NDIS Participants accessing NDIS funded AT it’s a key area of knowledge for those supporting Participants to navigate the NDIS; Support Coordinators, Plan Managers and Allied Health Practitioners.

This comprehensive workshop will cover fundamental NDIS funded AT knowledge including: (but not limited to)

  • The facts (navigating the myths) of what the NDIS will and won’t fund

  • How the NDIS categorises and funds AT

  • What evidence is required and when

  • What are the processes for getting NDIS funded AT

Presenters

Sally Coddington

Sally is our resident NDIS wonderwoman (also fondly known as our ‘pocket rocket’). Don't be disarmed by her humour, she packs a punch with her huge NDIS knowledge, intellect and energy. Sally has diverse experience across financial services, human services, B2B, B2C, for profit and for purpose industries around the world. Sally is especially passionate marketing products, services, spaces and experiences for people with a disability. Sally is a dynamic trainer and presenter, a Certified Practicing Marketer and lecturer in Marketing at the University of Newcastle. She is a Director of the Centre for Universal Design and a past member of the NSW Disability Council. Sally was also the CEO of a disability service provider during the Hunter NDIS trial. And, she finished her Masters at Harvard (did we mention she’s dynamic?). One of Sally's three daughters, Nicky, who passed away in 2018, was an NDIS participant for four years. Sally translates her personal and professional experience into a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities for business.

Todd Winther

Todd is a political nerd with an academic background in political leadership, party politics, and disability policy who has taught these subjects at multiple universities. He is also an NDIS Participant who has a severe form of Cerebral Palsy. Todd combines these two seemingly different interests to bring a wide variety of experiences to Team DSC. His writing has been published in academic journals, The Conversation and the ABC. He has also worked for NGOs in the Home and Living sector, working directly with other individual participants to help fill funding gaps. Todd has a deep passion for political history and sorting through electoral redistributions (He really does! Ask his wife). Todd also spends his free time reading multiple books simultaneously, following the mighty Port Adelaide Power, and assessing the plausibility of plots on too many TV teen dramas.

FAQ

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