Cassandra Jevdenijevic has lived in the Northern Territory since 1988 in a town called Palmerston, which is about 20kms south of Darwin. Cassandra comes from an aboriginal background from the Pilbara in WA.
Cassandra is legally blind and has been married for 15 years. She has two sons, aged 13 & 19.
She is very passionate about her family and is very passionate being an advocate for people with disabilities. She sits on multiple boards and committees which brings us to now - Cassandra was so excited becoming an NDIS Champion to help her community understand. She said she learned a lot and can't wait to share the knowledge.
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.
If you would like Cassandra to make a presentation about the NDIS to your organisation, business or group, you can email her at email@example.com.
Download Cassandra's NDIS Champions flyer (PDF, 1 page, 160kb)