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

Friday 15 September @ NAB The Hall

Leah Katieva

Photo of Leah Katieva, CEO at Rights, Information and Advocacy Centre (RIAC)

CEO at Rights, Information and Advocacy Centre (RIAC)

Leah Kateiva is CEO of the Rights Information and Advocacy Centre and has over 30 years of experience working in community services. Leah has managed the NDIS Appeals and Advocacy Program in the Barwon region for the last 4 years during the trial period and now expanding into other Regions throughout Victoria. Barwon alone has had over 50 cases that have been appealed at the AAT.

Leah also has a ‘lived experience’ of caring for a daughter with a disability and as such has an understanding of the need for advocacy and support for people with disabilities.

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?