Forum: NDIS for people with brain injury - ensuring choice and control


9:30am - 4pm THURSDAY 25 AUGUST, Royal Rehab, Ryde, Sydney

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Brain Injury Australia and the University of Sydney’s Centre for Disability Research and Policy, in association with Royal Rehab, invite people with a brain injury, families, carers, service providers, researchers and policy makers to attend a forum on the National Disability Insurance Scheme for people with a brain injury.

The forum will explore opportunities for maximising their social and economic participation by building effective relationships with mainstream services including health, housing and employment. It will also investigate best practice goal-setting and planning for people with a brain injury.

  • Dr. Hans Reinders, Professor of Ethics and Mental Disability from the Free University of Amsterdam, will present findings from his research on person-centred planning for people with a brain injury.
  • Associate Professor Natasha Lannin from La Trobe University will report on her recent goals audit of Victoria's first purpose-built centre of excellence in brain injury rehabilitation, based at Caulfield Hospital.
  • The National Disability Insurance Agency will be represented by its Deputy CEO of Operations, Ian Maynard and Mary Hawkins, Director of Engagement for the Nepean and Blue Mountains Scheme expansion areas in New South Wales.
  • Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Director of the Centre for Disability Research and Policy from the University of Sydney, will lead a panel discussion bringing together lead players in the Scheme’s “trial sites” with those driving its nationwide roll out. Speakers include Kerry Stafford, the Executive Director of Acquired Brain Injury Services NSW.

Registration for the forum costs $90.00 (GST inclusive). A concessional rate of $55.00 is available for people with a disability, family members, carers and students. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

The forum’s numbers are strictly limited, so register here early.