Julie has an intellectual disability, and has been involved in disability advocacy for the last 27 years.
She works at Self Advocacy Sydney. In her role as the Self Advocacy Coordinator she has three main responsibilities; supporting people with Intellectual Disabilities, doing presentations to people without disabilities on a range of topics, and working within the disability community within Sydney area.
Julie is a mother and grandmother.
Julie has a Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences (Developmental Disability) from the University of Sydney, and completed Certificates III and IV in Disabilities in 2015.
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 Julie to make a presentation about the NDIS to your organisation, business or group, you can email her to make arrangements at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Julie's NDIS Champions flyer (PDF, 1 page, 160kb)