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NDIS Know-how

By: Melanie Dimmitt
  • Summary

  • Welcome to NDIS Know-how, a podcast series that asks parents how they get the very best NDIS plan and ample funding to support their kid. Host Melanie Dimmitt, author of Special: Antidotes to the Obsessions that Come with a Child's Disability, chats candidly with fellow parents and professionals in the disability space to gather stories, tips and tools to successfully navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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  • Nov 27 2022

    In this episode Mel chats with Sarah-Ann Taylor, a Sydney-based brand communication expert who works in PR and is a mother of two boys, two-year-old Roman and Franklin, who’s five, and has cerebral palsy. 

    When it comes to navigating the NDIS, Sarah-Ann does her research and she doesn’t take no for an answer. This chat covers how she makes sure that Franklin isn’t waiting months - or years - for the supports he needs and how new changes to the NDIS can help us to do the same for our kids.

    This episode of NDIS Know-how is sponsored by PAEDs Education. Mention 'NDIS Know-how' for 10% off their specialised courses when you email PAEDs Education: contact@paeds.education

    Visit the PAEDs Education website for more information: https://paeds.education/cms/

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    16 mins
  • Nov 13 2022

    In this episode Mel chats with Brisbane-based Sarah Thomas, founder of an incredible blended tube-feeding product called Wholesome Blends. Sarah is a single mum of twin, 14-year-old boys, Cohan and Lewis. When the boys were three, Lewis had a stroke that led to several diagnoses including cerebral palsy and epilepsy. 

    Sarah knows the NDIS from both the participant and provider perspective. She shares advice around advocating for our kids, and making sure we secure funding for every ‘consumable’, as they’re called, that they need.

    Find Sarah's Wholesome Blends website here: https://wholesomeblends.com.au/

    Vote for NDIS Know-how to be in the running for the Listener's Choice award at the Australian Podcast Awards here: https://australianpodcastawards.com/vote

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    15 mins
  • Oct 30 2022

    In this episode Mel chats with Ingerlise Svaleng, the founder of "kindness project" 21 Gifts, about how we can advocate for our child’s strengths and passions in a system that's geared toward their so-called deficits.

    Ingerlise is from Norway and now lives in the Sutherland Shire of NSW with her husband and two daughters, four-year-old Lola and Maia, who is seven and has Down syndrome.

    Through partnerships with 120+ hospitals across Australia and New Zealand, 21 Gifts delivers beautiful little suitcases, bursting with gifts, to parents of babies who’ve just received a Down syndrome diagnosis. You can find a link to this brilliant organisation here: twentyonegifts.com

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    14 mins

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