NDIS Workshops

During the 2019 Care Expo, the NDIS will be conducting workshops for the general public to be a part of. Below is the timetable for both Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October.

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th October

10:00am – 10:45am

Presenter: Dr Padmini Saxena. Director – Provider and Market Relations QLD,, National Disability Insurance Agency.

Presentation Title: School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) for NDIS Participants

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds reasonable and necessary supports for people who have a permanent and significant disability who have met access requirements to become NDIS participants. NDIS participants are assisted to achieve their goals and aspirations through an individualised NDIS plan.

As gaining employment is one of those goals for many school leavers, some NDIS participants require additional support to transition from school to being ready to seek open employment with the assistance of a Disability Employment Service (DES). For NDIS participants who are Year 12 school leavers, School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) has been introduced as an early intervention approach for Year 12 School leavers. Designed to support in the transition from school to employment, SLES aims to deliver vocational skills development and contribute to the participant achieving an employment outcome. SLES may include job skills, travel and communication training.
This session will provide information about NDIS School leaver Employment Supports (SLES). This session would be of interest to prospective or current NDIS participants who are recent or soon to be school leavers. It would also be of beneficial for providers who are interested in delivering school leaver employment supports (SLES) to NDIS participants.

11:00am – 11:45am

Presenter: A representative from Carers Queensland – NDIS Partner In The Community

Presentation Title: About the NDIS and role of the Local Area Coordinator (LAC)

This presentation will discuss the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and how Partner In The Community organisation Carers Queensland are delivering the NDIS Local Area Coordination in the Brisbane region.

Topics covered include What is the NDIS?, eligibility and access, who is helping to rollout the NDIS and the role of the LAC throughout the pathway.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation.


1:00pm – 1:45pm

Presenter: A representative from The Benevolent Society – NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Partner

Presentation Title: How can the NDIS assist my child with Early Intervention and what role does The Benevolent Society Play in that?

The Benevolent Society will explain how the NDIS can support children less than 6 years old if they are not meeting their developmental milestones. This explanation will include the importance of milestone achievement, the importance of Early Intervention and the support available to children who are not achieving their milestones, through the Benevolent Society and the NDIS. How to access support through The Benevolent Society as the Partner in the Community to the NDIS for Early Intervention and how they work together with the NDIS will also be explained.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation.