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NDIS Champions

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Danny Noonan

Dapto, NSW 

AFDO NDIS Champion Danny Noonan with his guide dog Ellie.Danny Noonan is a father of 2 daughters, lives in a home full of animals and has a passion for disability culture and what and how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can and will improve the lives of Australians with disability. Danny and his wife Sam are both blind and he also has two brothers with disability, one with high needs autism “I live on both sides of the NDIS fence” says Danny. As his daughters grow older and move out of home the situation for the NDIS has never seemed better for Danny and his family than now.

This is why after over 20 years as a musician and teacher Danny is now working in the disability sector and with his direct experience with disability, a certificate III in disability and a life of personal advocacy and teaching Danny now shares information and strategies for understanding and taking a positive proactive part in 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 Danny to make a presentation about the NDIS to your organisation, business or group, you can email him at or call 0419 623 868.

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