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Joshua Yates

Busselton, WA

AFDO NDIS Champion Joshua Yates

Joshua (Josh) Yates lives in the seaside town of Busselton where he can often be seen out and about with his guide dog Java. 

Josh has a passion for working with youth and having studied a Certificate IV in Youth Work he enjoys mentoring school students in need of a bit of extra support. 

Having been the fortunate recipient of a life saving bone marrow transplant in 2004 Josh believes in promoting organ donation. He also enjoys participating in the Australian and World Transplant Games which celebrate the gift of life and raise awareness for the importance of registering as an organ donor and discussing this decision with the family. 

A former recipient of a Western Australian Youth Award in the Motivate category and a number of other prestigious awards, Josh exhibits determination to embrace the change that occurred and feels that his life has been broadened since he became a person with disability. 

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 Josh to make a presentation about the NDIS to your organisation, business or group, you can email or call him to make arrangements at or 0407 312 717.

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