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The Summer Foundation’s very own Dr George Taleporos is hosting a second series of podcasts, to help you make sense of the NDIS.

Back by popular demand, Reasonable and Necessary with Dr George: Making Sense of the NDIS is available to listen to on iTunes or SoundCloud. There will be five half-hour episodes in this second series, in which Dr George talks about different topics including self management of your NDIS Plan, support coordination and the relationship between the health system and the NDIS.

The podcasts are about simplifying the NDIS and helping participants, their families and anyone else involved in supporting NDIS participants to be able to work their way through a new and complicated process.

Series 2

EPISODE FIVE: 26 JULY 2018

The NDIS and Health Interface – with Cath Bucolo, Clinical Practice Leader at the Summer Foundation

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Previous episodes of Reasonable and Necessary with Dr George are available here. Full transcripts of each podcast are also available.

The Summer Foundation’s popular Breakfast Club lecture series for 2018 kicked off on March 7 with a delve into the burgeoning field of art therapy for people with acquired brain injury.

Art as a Catalyst for Change was presented by art therapist Erica Mainprize and speech pathologist Dr Bronwyn Moorhouse, who both work at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.

This first lecture in the series discussed the positive findings of an art group therapy session in a long-stay unit at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Hospital as well as initial findings of another study that compared the outcomes of an art therapy group with traditional discussion group therapy.

The Summer Foundation’s Breakfast Club lectures were originally established by the Victorian Brain Injury Recovery Association and are intended as professional development sessions for people working in the field of acquired brain injury recovery.

The second lecture in the series, Emerging technologies and rehabilitation of the upper limb, will be held on May 16. Lecture 3, Changing service models in the NDIS, is on August 8 and lecture 4, Music therapy in neurorehabilitation, is on October 10.

Find out more here.

Building and providing housing for people with disability is one challenge, linking tenants with available accommodation is another.

In August 2017, the Summer Foundation launched a fee-for-service tenancy matching service, to identify suitable tenants for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) providers.

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The Summer Foundation’s two housing demonstration projects in Abbotsford, Victoria, and the Hunter region, NSW, are providing valuable insights into what it takes to not only build Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), but to support tenants before and after they move in.

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The role that NDIS professionals – such as support coordinators – play when it comes to helping NDIS participants plan and prepare for their future is vital.

The Summer Foundation is working in various ways to build the capacity of professionals who are supporting people with disability and their families.

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