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Bridgett McDonald

West Beach, SA

AFDO NDIS Champion Bridgett McDonald

Bridgett grew up in Alice Springs, and moved to Adelaide in 2010 at the age of 29. She lives with spina bifida. She spends her days reading fantasy books, getting lost in Wikipedia, teaching herself new computer programs, and taking up any social invite she can find. Bridgett’s passion is editing and proofreading, and she works as a freelancing editor for clients across the globe, even having one of her projects officially published this year! Bridgett began working in disability by running a writing group for people with disability. Since then she has become increasingly involved in initiatives and programs related to the NDIS and its function. Bridgett says that her enthusiasm for the NDIS comes from the possibilities of having more choice and control over her supports, and the opportunities this will bring.

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 Bridgett to make a presentation about the NDIS to your organisation, business or group, you can email her to make arrangements at This can include arranging presentations over Skype.

You can also find her on Twitter @BBMcDee

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