The Growing Space is a for purpose social enterprise which employs only disabled people and family carers.

We aim to empower People with Disability and Families through reliable accessible information and resources. 

Our courses, webinars  and website membership for participants, families and support coordinators are awesome.

We also offer leading Independent NDIS Support Coordination and Specialist Support Coordination.

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Let’s chat about invoice requirements
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Ableism and how to call it out!
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What does The Growing Space do?

  • Self Management Training for participants and nominees
  • 3 Day intense training for Support Coordinators
  • Planning for a good life at home, work, education and play
  • Fee based Advocacy support around tough issues including NDIS and education
  • NDIS Workshops - like a masters in NDIS in one jam packed  days of powerful workshop online for participants and families
  • Our famous "Can I Buy It?" 1.5 hour online webinar for Self and Plan Managed NDIS participants and nominees.
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The Growing Space acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to our First Nations people, and their cultures and to Elders past, present and emerging.
The Growing Space also acknowledges and thanks the deep work of the many powerful disability advocates who have paved the way for us, and we support the inclusion and belonging in community of all people of all abilities, genders, sexual orientations and races, and we celebrate the diversity all people and deeply appreciate what they bring to our lives.

The Growing Space team are committed to Good Lives for people with disability and those who support them. We work toward inclusion, respect and honouring the human rights of all people, regardless of ability, race, gender, religion, sexuality, or age.

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Join our website now to access all our resources, videos, and downloads - our most recent additions are below, but to see a taste of our more than 300 resources, check out

About Sam, our Founder

Sam has worked in the disability sector as advocate, parliamentary advisor, family educator, board member and consultant for aaaages. Her experience crosses sensory, autism, physical as well as intellectual disabilities. She parents two young people who between them have extra disability, education and health needs, and is a strong believer in building inclusive communities for all. Sam is known as one of Australia's foremost experts on the NDIS, and is a member of the NDIA Independent Advisory Council.

My Support Coordinator with The Growing Space

"My SC is very reliable and has a beautiful nature. She is very respectful to my sister's needs. She is a great team player we have a great team around my sister and she communicates really well with them, which makes my job so much easier.

She is doing a great job with helping us with the review for the NDIS.

She always makes time for me when I contact her even over little things."


Can I Buy It? Online Workshop

"It was amazing, don't change a thing.

I love how your courses suit all abilities and it developed my confidence."


Support Coordination Course

"Your knowledge of the subject matter was what you did very well. I really enjoyed the collaboration and engaging nature of the presentation.

Thankyou for helping me to start my journey as a support coordinator.

Your experience is invaluable to me!"


My Support Coordinator with The Growing Space

"I can't speak highly enough about our SC. She is so thorough with everything that she does. She is very resourceful; she is a keeper. She is compassionate, loving. respectful, Brilliant, just so lovely.

I am very impressed with her case notes and follows up so quickly with a copy to me, and it is very accurate too. She never leaves anything to chance always follows up with me.

I am very very happy with her."


Get In Touch 

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