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After attending an iDareU workshop I walked away feeling incredibly confident to deal with a disability scheme that was lacking a lot of confidence! Sue gave us all great tips, and many amazing connections to get us pre plan ready.

Unfortunately we had a horrific experience with the NDIS planning meeting and I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw Sue was now offering 1:1 support! A desperately emailed Sue who responded with such sincere concern, love and support and most amazingly ACTION! Sue was my savior while I was falling apart. She sat with me pulling apart our plan and contacted the appropriate people, speaking on my behalf when I could no longer talk and DEMANDING answers, change and immediate support.

Sue is such a strong advocate with an incredible knowledge of the disability sector and the NDIS. Sue attended our face to face review and advocated for our entire family and I can honestly say I would not have got through this without her! Sue and IDAREU are an invaluable service that I am so grateful to be a member of and highly recommend to you all! Sue was worth her weight in gold and it shows in how successful our new NDIS plan is.

There are not enough thank you’s that can be said to show how grateful we are!

The Marsham family July 18
 
Date of Posting: 07 June 2019
Posted By: The Marsham family
When I first met Sue I knew I had met a wonderful person.

The first meeting I had with Sue was very useful and I received lots of information on the NDIS.

I felt very comfortable and I was able to ask any question.

I recommend Sue highly. She is very experienced and I was given lots of fantastic advice.

Rose July 2018
 
Date of Posting: 07 August 2018
Posted By: Rose
1 on 1 Testimonial

I am the mother of a 27yr old daughter with an intellectual disability. Having heard so many horror stories about the NDIS process, I decided to employ a professional to guide me through the maze of planning. I chose Sue Dymond from iDareU. Sue is a single mum with sole care of her 26yr old daughter with Down syndrome, so she had a working knowledge of the needs and aspirations for my myself and my daughter.

Sue met with me before my planning meeting to familiarise herself with our family and social situation, and to get a feel for the outcomes we wanted. What particularly impressed me at this point was Sue’s insistence on aiming high; on not being afraid to ask for all we needed. I tend to put my head in the sand when it comes to my daughter’s future, but Sue was adamant about starting to address possible future needs. She also made me see that, as parents of special needs children, we often accept as normal the work we do for them. Time and again she would ask “did you do this for your other daughter when she was 27?” Inevitably, the answer was no.

I had two planning meetings and Sue was present at both taking an active role as my advocate and providing much needed moral support. Throughout, she was open, honest and realistic and not afraid to argue my case! I was blown away by her knowledge of how the system works and its possible pitfalls.

Sue is a genuinely caring person who will fight for what she thinks is right. I cannot recommend her highly enough. The money I paid Sue was a great investment; not only did I get the plan I wanted, I got great support and peace of mind.

Chris Pool July 2018
 
Date of Posting: 08 July 2018
Posted By: Chris Pool
IdareU 1 on 1 testimonial

Having a one on one pre-planning meeting before getting my N.D.I.S plan done was invaluable and prepared me for the questions and process.

Sue gave me lots of tips to ensure that I was as organised as possible and would show that I had given much thought to what supports were needed and these were justified.

Some of the questions asked during the meeting were very ambiguous and unclear - luckily Sue came with me to the meeting and gave clarification where needed.

I have NO DOUBT that without this preparation and support that it would have been a very different outcome and I would have ended up with minimal funding that was insufficient to meet my needs. My advice is to take advantage of the knowledge that Sue has and information that she can share with you in an individual presentation.

In my experience, it is worth EVERY cent to receive a positive outcome and a plan that provides the support and services that you need in order to achieve a fulfilling life.

Tracey Jackson June 2018
 
Date of Posting: 04 July 2018
Posted By: Tracey Jackson
I know it's late, but I just wanted to thank you.
Tomorrow I'm getting a call from the NDIS, to let me know who my planner is.
As we have mega complexities in our life, we need a senior planner with lots of experience in disability.
I am completely overwhelmed and we are at crisis point.
Apparently someone is coming out next week and I was in a tail spin, as I didn't have any notes in place for the plan.
I randomly dug out a notebook from the cupboard and saw it was the iDareU NDIS workbook I got from your workshop.
Basically it covered so many things I needed that I have now drafted a blueprint to work off and feel more empowered and less stressed.
So I just wanted to say THANK-YOU!!!
 
Date of Posting: 10 July 2017
Posted By: Emma Gierschick
Carer who attended Imagine Better workshop
Before coming to this workshop I was totally confused and did not understand a lot of the things that my son was entitled to as a child with a disability.
I left this workshop feeling more informed about the services and availability of services for people with disabilities.
Sue gave me information and guidance towards accessing the services that are available for people with disabilities
I would highly recommend a workshop run by Sue for anyone who needs to access the NDIS or has a person with a disability as the information she provided to me was very informative and it was a very relaxed and well run workshop. I look forward to receiving further guidance at the next workshop I attend by Sue.
 
Date of Posting: 10 July 2017
Posted By: Maureen Owen
Carer who attended the Carers Tool Kit workshop
Thank you again IdareU for sharing a wealth of information and support. At the Carers Toolbox workshop on Saturday at YourDNA, I felt overwhelmed to discover how many resources there are out there! Your workshops are amazing, warm, fun, generous and supportive. I am so thankful to have found you! ???
 
Date of Posting: 07 July 2017
Posted By: Lyn Krejci
I am Mum/Carer to my 33 year old Daughter Jacqui, Mooroolbark
As a result of attending the Imagine Better & Goal Setting workshops I have been able to:

Be prepared for my meeting with an NDIA planner. I felt empowered to stand up for the rights of my son.
I was able to ask specialists for supporting letters and suggest what they needed to include in such letters to support my son’s plan.
Knowledge and preparation were the key elements to get the best possible support plan for my son.
I was able to achieve a very good outcome for my son.
We had a face to face meeting with a planner.
I gave the planner all my support letters and my filled out iDareU NDIS checklist that clearly stated where my son’s needs were.
My son is now in the NDIS with a better package than he had before .

I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants for find out about the NDIS and the process you need to go through to help your family member get the best possible outcome from the NDIA planner.

Sue is: supportive, shares great information, and talks in language that is easy to understand. She helps you navigate the core jargon that you need to understand and use. She helps people with the transition into the NDIS. I can’t thank her enough and highly recommend her workshops.
 
Date of Posting: 18 June 2017
Posted By: Heather Mathews
A happy participant of iDareU workshops, Melbourne
Before attending the Imagine Better workshop, I felt extremely lost on what NDIS is all about and was not sure that my daughter is eligible for NDIS even though she is currently on Future For Young Adults funding (post- secondary school).
When I left this workshop I felt very confident on what NDIS is, it’s rollout schedule, how it impacts my daughter and the ability for us – as parent and carer – to use NDIS funding to develop her further. We are also now sure about how FFYA will roll-over to NDIS.
We are also very much empowered and encouraged by Sue to proactively plan for our daughter’s future and not rely on organizations or others .
As a result of this workshop I have been able to:
• Understand NDIS and the language around it.
• Start looking at engaging a Case Manager to help with obtaining further assistance for my daughter & using language that is appropriate to maximize success.
• Connect with other people and organizations that are able to provide further resources and assistance.
Be persistent with officialdom – not taking “no” for an answer!
I would highly recommend this workshop to any parent and carer who:
1.) needs to know about NDIS and how it relates to their child / disabled adult
2.) feels down and is unsure on how to handle their child’s disability and plan for the future.
 
Date of Posting: 28 June 2016
Posted By: Joyce & Beng Chew
I left there today feeling very sure that I would be doing things quite differently from now on….
Daniel had an appointment with a podiatrist this afternoon (straight after the workshop) and I declared to him on the way that I thought he could handle the interaction with the receptionist (giving his name, etc and then dealing with the payment after & making a new appointment time).
He did so with minimal assistance from me and, as I said to my husband this evening, the pride and sense of achievement for Daniel with this small task was so obvious!
The other interesting aspect with this interaction was the response of the receptionist who, to be perfectly honest, I had not particularly warmed to in the past.
She seemed to be so attuned to what I was attempting to achieve and treated Daniel with such respect &and dignity and actually seemed to be very pleased with the whole situation, herself!!!
SUCH A HAPPY STORY!!!!
 
Date of Posting: 28 June 2016
Posted By: Sharon

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