Support Coordination Academy
Support Coordination Academy provide practical support and training for Support Coordinators and enable NDIS participants to access health support services for disabilities and autism.
Created in 2015 by Phillip Laidlaw and Julie Patterson who both have a long history of working with disability service systems in different ways, they bring plenty of experience to the party.
In the late 1990’s Julie’s three children were all diagnosed with ASD while the family was living in the Pilbara. Julie and her husband were early implementers of WA’s self-direction model, as they coordinated early intervention and other supports for their children. Insights from these experiences ground Julie’s work in the values of family and individual empowerment.
Around the same time Phil was starting his career as an Occupational Therapist working on the closure of one of the last large institutions in Queensland. He has worked extensively with individuals and families in therapy, supports facilitation and community linking roles, and has worked with the NDIA and service providers to design service models, tools and resources.
Julie and Phil met in 2008 and have been collaborating ever since across lots of projects with governments, service providers, individuals and families. They have lived and breathed NDIS since 2013 and understand the challenges and opportunities it brings. Their work is always centred on practical approaches that help individuals and organisations collaborate and work towards a better future.
Support Coordination Academy (SCA) was created to help people with disability to get the best value and outcomes from their NDIS plans. The organisation’s first priority has been to grow and improve the supply of Support Coordination services by giving organisations and Support Coordinators the clarity and tools they need to thrive.
SCA’s tools and resources have been extensively trialled and refined and their training has been accessed by more than 1500 support coordinators across Australia.
We were pleased to work with SCA to refresh their brand, prepare a brand identity kit so they were looking professional for the NDIS roll out and professionally positioned to capture and service their market with the NDIS changes and to create their mobile responsive and modern website on WordPress.