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Topic Tuesday // NDIS: A Carers Journey // Tues 19 Nov, 7pm AEDT

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Navigating our wonderful Peer Ambassador, Sarah's perspective of the NDIS as a carer, sound-boarding and discussing our experience as well as how to make the most of the resources available in a caring role.

 

More info coming soon 😊

 

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I'm new here - what is Topic Tuesday?

Topic Tuesday runs from 7pm - 9pm AEST monthly. Each month we focus on a different topic, with the session facilitated by a Community Manager or Moderator. Sometimes Topic Tuesday will feature a special guest, who is an expert in the topic.

The first post of the thread (this one) will give you an idea of what the topic is and what will be covered.

 

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Throughout the session, the facilitator will put questions out for you to answer, usually asking for your own experience on the topic. To contribute to the session, just hit the 'reply' button and share your thoughts. No answers are right or wrong and everyone is welcome to get involved.

 

What time does this event start in my timezone?

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Re: Topic Tuesday // NDIS: A Carers Journey // Tues 19 Nov, 7pm AEDT

Thanks everyone for joining in on Tonight’s special Topic Tuesday event “NDIS: A Carers Journey”. This is such an important discussion for many of our members and we are so fortunate to have one of our wonderful Peer Ambasaddors, Sarah, to share her own journey with the NDIS as well some reflections on how to make the most of the scheme.

 

A special warm welcome to members who supported tonight's event Smiley Very Happy

@Nong1990 @CheerBear @ajbhai  @frog @WJS @eth @Determined @Shaz51 @Sherry 

 

**One more note! our guest for tonight - Sarah is not an NDIS worker and cannot answer specific questions about peoples concerns on the NDIS but can speak to her own experience and personal knowledge. Please also keep in mind our guidelines around defamation and repeated criticism of service. it’s okay to explore our frustrations with different services if needs be – however we must be mindful not to direct people not to use them. If you have any questions about this please email team@saneforums.org and we can provide further insight

 

I am just going to allow everyone a few minutes to settle in Smiley Very Happy And let our wonderful @SarahPeerAmb say hi!

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Re: Topic Tuesday // NDIS: A Carers Journey // Tues 19 Nov, 7pm AEDT

Hi everyone and thanks for the intro @nashy . I'm looking forward to the discussions tonight.

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Re: Topic Tuesday // NDIS: A Carers Journey // Tues 19 Nov, 7pm AEDT

hello @nashy , @SarahPeerAmb Smiley Very HappyHeart

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Re: Topic Tuesday // NDIS: A Carers Journey // Tues 19 Nov, 7pm AEDT

hello again Nashy and hello @SarahPeerAmb looking forward to it .enjoy sanes online discussions :-)

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Re: Topic Tuesday // NDIS: A Carers Journey // Tues 19 Nov, 7pm AEDT

Welcome @Shaz51  and @Nong1990 Smiley Very Happy! Thank you for coming tonight. I will be posting discussion point one in a couple of minutes Heart

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Re: Topic Tuesday // NDIS: A Carers Journey // Tues 19 Nov, 7pm AEDT

hello @Nong1990 Heart

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Re: Topic Tuesday // NDIS: A Carers Journey // Tues 19 Nov, 7pm AEDT

Thanks @Nong1990 and @Shaz51 - I feel welcome already! Smiley Happy

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Re: Topic Tuesday // NDIS: A Carers Journey // Tues 19 Nov, 7pm AEDT

Alrighty wonderful people @SarahPeerAmb  @Shaz51 @Nong1990 
Kicking off Discussion Point One!

 

There are many reasons as carers we have to engage in the NDIS program.

What led you to engage in the NDIS service?

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Re: Topic Tuesday // NDIS: A Carers Journey // Tues 19 Nov, 7pm AEDT

29 years ago one of my brothers sustained an acquired brain injury when he was physically assaulted at a party. He began exhibiting symptoms of psychosis and was later diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Approximately one year later my other brother, who was studying Year 12 at the time – also began experiencing psychosis symptoms and was diagnosed immediately by a psychiatrist with Schizophrenia.

 

My brothers have never received adequate support to manage their illness – so when we heard about the NDIS we applied on behalf on my brothers as soon as we could – in fact, we applied 6 months before they were able to be included in the scheme.

 

We have had a very positive experience – we received support from Partners in Recovery and another non-government organisation to make applications on behalf of my brothers. Once they ‘met access’, we specifically asked for a NDIA (not Local Area Coordinator) planner who we know was highly skilled and experienced. The planning process – although anxiety-provoking for us all – was thorough and the planner has maintained contact with our family as my brothers were placed in the “complex needs” stream. 

 

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