This conference was hosted by Barwon Disability Advocacy Network (BDAN) in partnership with DARU and held in Geelong on 4 december 2014.

It has been almost 18 months since the rollout of the NDIS in the Barwon region. Barwon is one of seven regions across Australia to pilot the NDIS before its national rollout, which will start in 2016.

This conference reflected on the last 18 months: what issues have arisen, what trends have emerged, and what the NDIS has meant for different groups with specialised needs within the wider disability sector.

This conference also looked forward: what issues may arise in the future, what skills might advocates need when working within the NDIS framework, and how do advocates support those who fall outside the scope of the NDIS.

This conference brought together people from across the disability sector: people directly affected by the NDIS, community workers, advocates, lawyers and public servants.


About BDAN

Barwon Disability Advocacy Network (BDAN) is a network of legal and non-legal disability advocacy organisations. BDAN’s aims include to provide:

Podcasts and transcripts are available for all sessions as well as slideshow presentations where the speaker has allowed their material to be made available for download. Click on the session links below for further information: