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

Friday 15 September @ NAB The Hall

Leah van Poppel

Photo of Leah van Poppel, Program Manager, youth Disability Advocacy Program (YDAS)

Program Manager, youth Disability Advocacy Program (YDAS)

Leah van Poppel has been involved in the campaign for the NDIS since its early days, when she worked at the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO). She has since held a range of positions across the disability sector in both government and advocacy. Leah is currently the Manager of the Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) and a member of the NDIS Independent Advisory Council.



Motor’s running and we’re ready to roll

Friday 15th September, 2017: 11:00am - 12:00pm

The strength of personal stories and grassroots campaigning on the rights of people with disability touched the general public and politicians alike. This panel will reflect on how highlighting the disparity of people with disability in living an ‘ordinary life’ shamed the nation and brought the NDIS into being. We turned the narrow dusty road into a super highway- but are we there yet?