UpSkill is facilitating this workshop to help clarify the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) pathway. It will build the capacity of support coordinators and allied health professionals to write quality housing plans to explore housing options for young people in their care.
Only 6% of NDIS participants will be eligible for SDA. If you’ve been contracted by a participant with funding to reach a housing related goal and who may be eligible for SDA, it’s vital that you provide NDIA decision makers with Housing Plans that address the SDA eligibility criteria. This workshop demystifies the SDA pathway.
Who is this for:
- Support coordinators
- NDIS allied health professionals
Why you should attend:
It is anticipated that only 6 per cent of NDIS participants will be eligible for SDA. If you’ve been contracted by a participant who may be eligible for SDA and has funding to reach a housing related goal, it is vital that you provide NDIA decision makers with housing plans that address the SDA eligibility criteria.
About the presenter:
This workshop will be facilitated by Penny Paul, the Summer Foundation’s Senior Policy and Research Officer, SDA eligibility expert and author of the Summer Foundation’s NDIS Housing resources. Penny also leads UpSkill.
- Current NDIA thinking and approaches to SDA funding
- Using our new SDA Housing Plan Template and Guide
- The critical role OTs play
Workshop participants will understand:
- The evidence the NDIA needs to determine whether SDA is a reasonable and necessary support for an individual.
- The importance of addressing the SDA Rules 2016 to safeguards the housing needs and preferences of people with disability.
- How to write a quality housing plan
Date: Wednesday, 18 September
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Venue: Murray House, Heathcote Reserve
Address: 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross, WA 6153
Cost: $0 – $275.39