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Workshop on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

20-Sep-2017Workshop on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Brain Injury Australia presents a day-long workshop on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for professionals working with people with a brain injury. The NDIS, which will provide around 460,000 people with disability the “reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life” by 2019, radically changes the way people with a brain injury plan for, and receive, services. Delivered by an interdisciplinary team experienced in both the policy and clinical practice application of the NDIS, this workshop will provide registrants with:

  • - the key information on the NDIS frameworks, preparation and planning processes;
  • - practical tools that can be used in pre-planning and planning work;

  • - the necessary elements of effective clinical goal-setting, assessment, planning and evidence-based interventions to support NDIS participants with - a brain injury and promote their social role participation; and

  • - the skills to navigate the crucial interface between State/ Territory health-funded services and the NDIS

MONDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2017                              ROYAL REHAB

9:30 am - 4:30 pm                                                               235 Morrison Road, Ryde Sydney


BARRY WILLER is Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has worked in the field of traumatic brain injury for over 30 years, written three books and 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He is the principle author of the Community Integration Questionnaire and the “Whatever it Takes” model. He was the first director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Integration and was a leader in the development of the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems database. He was the 2012 recipient of the Research Award from the North American Brain Injury Society.

LIBBY CALLAWAY Libby Callaway is a registered occupational therapist, having worked for the past 24 years in the field of neurological rehabilitation in both Australia and the United States. Since 1999, Libby has been the director and principal occupational therapist at Neuroskills, a community-based practice providing rehabilitation services to people with neurological disability. Libby has also consulted to the National Disability Insurance Agency during development of their Specialist Disability Accommodation Framework, and worked with current and future National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants on pre-planning and NDIS plan implementation. In addition to this clinical work, Libby is a senior lecturer and researcher in the Occupational Therapy department at Monash University, where she leads a national collaborative research program on housing, technology and support design for people with disability.

NATASHA LANNIN is Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy at Alfred Health in Melbourne and La Trobe University, and is Honorary Research Fellow at the John Walsh Institute for Rehabilitation Research, the George Institute for Global Health and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Working with the Alfred Health hospital network, she conducts clinical trials investigating the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions as well as translation research into improving the long-term outcomes for those living with a traumatic brain injury or stroke. She has a keen interest in goal-setting and improving support for people with brain injury and their carers transitioning from hospital to the community

SUE SLOAN is a registered occupational therapist and clinical neuropsychologist. Sue works in private practice providing community-based rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injury. Sue is also Honorary Neuropsychologist in the Austin Health’s Brain Disorders Program providing rehabilitation to people with brain injury and complex mental health co-morbidities. Sue has co-authored three books in the field, published in peer-reviewed journals and frequently presents on aspects of community-based brain injury rehabilitation.


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Community Centre, Royal Rehab, 235 Morrison Rd, Ryde (entry via Charles Street - see map, below)


Monday 20th November 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


WORKSHOP COST: $180.00 (GST inclusive)

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.


(All proceeds from the workshop will support the work of Brain Injury Australia.)


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