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NDIS for people with MND will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to assess and prepare reporting for NDIS participants living with MND. People with MND often don’t have the time or knowledge to navigate the system so strategic navigation of the system is necessary from planning to implementation.

Delivering services to NDIS participants can be at times overwhelming and confusing and therapists have reported that this is increased when working with people with MND.

Clients with MND require flexible, responsive and ongoing OT input.  The rapid progression of this disease results in significant functional decline. There may be limited time to adjust to change before next change occurs. There is often: 

  • A vast array of presenting deficits depending on phenotype and onset location.
  • Individual reactions to diagnosis may differ greatly - introduction of aids and equipment may require gradual introduction, gentle discussion and negotiation.
  • Large challenges for funding equipment and support in a timely manner via the NDIS.
  • Huge psychological adjustment to neuro- palliative diagnosis for the individual and their significant others.

This webinar will provide information and resources to assist attendees to make the system ‘work’ for people with MND. The webinar will provide attendees with the knowledge to navigate the NDIS system with confidence when assisting people with neuropalliative rapidly progressing conditions such as MND.


Suitable for clinicans at any stage in their career.


After completing this course, partcipants will:

  • Have increased knowledge of MND phenotypes so they can base clinical reasoning on knowledge of phenotype - For each subtype it is important to understand characteristics of phenotype progression, physical and cognitive presentation and consequent functional difficulties
  • Have increased confidence to have the ‘difficult conversations’ around the reality for people living with MND and NDIS R and N guidelines.
  • Feel more confident to know where to get assistance navigating the system for people with MND.
  • know how to advocate for and utilise the different “MND Loan bundle” options in different states if applicable.
  • Have knowledge and awareness of the NDIS rules and operational guidelines and how they apply to people living with neuropalliative conditions
  • Be able to confidently prepare AT and home modifications reporting as per NDIS requirements using clinical reasoning specifically for people with MND.
  • Be able to explain the process for obtaining approval for and making purchase of low-cost low risk AT items via the core budget (if available)


Sarah Solomon

Sarah has worked as an Occupational Therapist for over 24 years in a broad range of clinical settings in Perth, London and Melbourne. Sarah started working in at the State-wide Progressive Neurological Diseases Service at Calvary Healthcare Bethlehem (Melbourne) in 2009 which is where she developed a special expertise in working with people who have been diagnosed with rapidly progressing or rare neurological diagnoses in particular Motor Neuron Disease (MND).

People with MND have never ‘fitted’ into the funding models for therapy, services or equipment. Sarah has been working with the SPNDS clinic team and the MND Association to advocate and advise on processes to ensure people living with MND can get the best outcome via NDIS funding.

In April 2012 Sarah’s mother was diagnosed with MND which has provided her with a real life insight into navigating life with MND. Sarah cared for her mother until she died in Sept 2012.


Total CPD claimable workshop hours: 1

This is a recorded webinar session that was held on December 17, 2019

This resource is run through our external learning platform - Course Genius. All registrants will receive an email containing information on how to set up their online course account and/ or a  notification that a course has been allocated to them. Please be sure to check all email folders including junk and clutter. 

You will be assigned an access period of 12 weeks to complete this online course upon activation.

To ensure you receive all correspondence we recommend registering for this workshop with a personal email address.


OTA Member: $56
OTA Student/ New Graduate Member: $48
Non Member: $80

(All pricing is inclusive of GST)

Registrations close Sunday 20 September 2020, 11.55pm AEST 

Members must be logged in with username and password in order to register at the member rate.


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