Independent Disability and NDIS Support, Information and Advocacy
"If anyone outside the disability “system” (and sometimes despite it), can assist you as a parent/unpaid carer who is working toward making a positive difference to the life of your son or daughter, friend with a disability, Sam can. ☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★
Dell Stagg - President SA Council on Intellectual Disability Inc
What does The Growing Space do?
For Families: Information & Supports on:
- pre-planning and co-ordination of supports for NDIS plans
- education choices (pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary) and child care options and supports
- “Disability 101″ – government and community entitlements and options, including low income and non-assets tested supports
- planning for a good life
- advocacy support around tough issues
Sam can help you target what’s best for your family and loved one with disability, and help with all those rotten forms to give you the best chance of getting what you need.
Picking the right School
If you need help figuring out education options, choosing the best school for your child or building relationships with your child’s education and health teams, Sam can help, and even support you at IEP/NEP meetings.
Are you looking to pre-plan for the NDIS?
Sam can help you work through your child’s goals with ideas and words that can achieve the best results and supports for your child(ren).
Sam individually tailors every session for each family. Families are given 100% control of their plan and all information is shared through our shared virtual filing cabinet.
For Disability Providers and School: Information sessions and staff training
She is also available for public speaking engagements, with a heavy focus on NDIS, and on Inclusion, and often presents together with her teenage son who has Down syndrome who is passionate about inclusion in school and an engaging speaker.
Dad to two boys with profound autism aged 12 and 10
Before Sam’s help, we had no support hours from Disability SA. Now we’ve got 25 hours per week of in home support. We’re also about to start every second weekend of respite for our boys. We also now get $3000 worth of nappies and incontinence aids delivered to the house for free each year, on top of our CAPS payment. We’re financially now much better off. Before Sam’s help, our family was falling apart. Sam, you’re a lifesaver.
Its ok to ask for help. Help us to help you.