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Anne Teal

Golden Beach, QLD

AFDO NDIS Champion Anne Teal

After having a stroke as a child and being left with a disability Anne has achieved many things.

She has a background in nursing, caring, welfare support roles with the aged, and people with disabilities.

Anne has successfully written submission funding tenders for youth employment disability specific programs and coordinated employment programs for disengaged and at-risk young people. She also was an employment case manager with disability employment confident in the creation of jobs. Anne designed and wrote a successful life skill program to assist people with disability to break free of isolation and depression. She also assisted a disabilty organisation to review policy and procedure. Anne has run a peer support group for people with MS for a couple of years with MS Queensland. 

Anne has a passion for social justice and equality particularly in employment, advocacy and now the NDIS. 

About the NDIS Champions program

Would your business, organisation or community group benefit from a free information session on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), delivered by a person with disability in your local area?

Do you want to know more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? Do you want to understand what it will mean for people with disability?

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has recently employed and trained 30 people with disabilities from all over Australia to become NDIS Champions - to deliver reliable, fact-checked information about the NDIS in their local communities.

NDIS Champions presentations have answers to the most frequently asked questions, including:

  • What is the NDIS?
  • Who can access it?
  • Why do we need it?
  • How does it work?
  • What do I need to do?
  • NDIS Plans
  • And more

If your business, organisation, or community group would benefit from a free information session on the NDIS, you can fill out an Expression of interest form (online or PDF), or contact your local Champion directly using the contact details on the Champions' page.

Note: NDIS Champions presentations were free during late 2016, but the project funding for this has ended. The Champions we trained are now working independently as presenters, and are charging modest fees to cover their time, expenses and expertise. Contact your local NDIS Champion to find out more. 

Contact details

If you would like Anne to make a presentation about the NDIS to your organisation, business or group, you can email her at or call her on 0435 191 666.

Download Anne's NDIS Champions flyer (PDF, 1 page, 160kb)