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Luke Nelson 

Watsonia, VIC

AFDO NDIS Champion Luke Nelson

Luke is 27 years old. He has had Cerebral Palsy all of his life.

“I personally believe that the NDIS will improve the lives of people with disability and provide them with the support that they require for their lifetime,” says Luke.  

Luke lives independently, and he tries to not let his disability be his life’s focus, “I believe disability means possibility.”

He socialises with his friends, girlfriend and family, living what he calls a relatively normal life, with the right support.

“I believe I have a fun and sensible way of explaining things, and therefore would be a great speaker at your community event.” 

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 Luke to make a presentation about the NDIS to your organisation, business or group, please email him at and include your name and contact number so we can chat about planning your event. 

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