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Strengthening Disability Advocacy conference 2014
Champions of change

4 & 5 August @ Melbourne & Olympic Park Convention Centre

Jayne Crouch

Photo of Jayne Crouch, Mother, Carer and LEAD Barwon Graduate

Mother, Carer and LEAD Barwon Graduate

Jayne Crouch is the mother of five, the youngest two children have disabilities. Her daughter has Down syndrome and her son is on the autism spectrum, he also has ADHD and a anxiety disorder. She is also the carer for her husband who has suffered from a stroke. Jayne was instrumental in formulating and implementing NDIA plans for all three.

Jayne is passionate about having adequate advocacy for all people who have cognitive deficiencies and the value of families and the need for them to be supported in our communities. She believes that family carers should be supported so that they can continue to provide a wonderful service not only to those that they love but for all society and that true inclusion can only occur when we stop looking at a persons deficiencies and concentrate on their capabilities.

Jayne lives in Geelong with her husband of 35 years and two youngest children along with 2 dogs and a cat.


NDIS championing for choice and control

Tuesday 5th August, 2014: 12:00am - 1:00am

Bill Lawler, an independet advocate, takes us on a journey with three participants from the NDIS  launch site in the Barwon, Otway and Surf Coast region. We learn about their experience of determining their eligibility for the scheme, developing their support packages, connecting with service providers, and what it feels like to have choice and control. Panel members are from the LEAD Barwon project: