Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2017
Getting into gear for the NDIS journey

Friday 15 September @ NAB The Hall

Gary Kerridge

Photo of Gary Kerridge, NDIS Senior Local Coordinator at Brotherhood of St Laurence

NDIS Senior Local Coordinator at Brotherhood of St Laurence

Gary has worked in the disability sector for nearly 30 years. He has particular expertise in the Deafness area including Deafness and mental health. He has worked in s variety of roles across disabilities including management, community development, case work, project worker, advocacy and carer. He is a well-known advocate and social commentator across the disability sector in Australia.

Session

Revving up empowerment in the NDIS 

Friday 15th September, 2017: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Since its inception, a fundamental principle of the NDIS has always been to promote choice and control. This panel will investigate how empowered people with disability really are in asserting these principles through NDIS processes. Are goals translated into supports through planning and does ‘reasonable and necessary’ refer to need of the participant or the NDIA’s bottom line?