Disability Royal Commission countdown: Private sessions 101

The deadline to register for a private session with the Disability Royal Commission is fast approaching.

On Monday 6 June, join Your Story Disability Legal Support, People with Disability Australia and Blue Knot Foundation to find out everything you need to know about private sessions and how to get free support to share your story with the Disability Royal Commission. 

Representatives from each service will answer frequently asked questions about private sessions and talk about the free support they can provide to anyone considering sharing their story with the Royal Commission.

The webinar will answer questions such as:

  • What is a private session?
  • How am I protected in a private session?
  • What is the current wait time for a private session?
  • When do I need to register by?
  • What support is available to me?

Attendees are invited to submit their own questions to the panel via Eventbrite and can also ask questions during the Q&A section of the webinar.

You can join this webinar using Zoom or Facebook, please register to receive a link.

This free online event will include Auslan interpreters and live captions. If you have additional accessibility needs, please include this information in your Eventbrite registration.

Date and time: Monday 6 June from 1pm-2pm AEST
Location: Online (please register to receive a link)
Cost: Free to attend
Register: Please visit Eventbrite to register

Meet the speakers

Dr Neta Fleiderman, Blue Knot Foundation

Neta is a clinical psychologist and supervisor. She has been working in the complex trauma space in public, private and not-for-profit organisations for 15 years. Neta is passionate about this work and the life-changing benefits she sees for clients she supports.

Neta is currently the Manager of the National Counselling and Referral Service delivered by Blue Knot Foundation supporting people with disability and experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. She is grateful to lead the Blue Knot team to provide emotional support for people living with disability to work through what happened to them and find pathways to healing and further support, including engaging with the Disability Royal Commission.

Danielle Santos, People with Disability Australia

Danielle is a disability advocate at People with Disability Australia (PWDA) specialising in supporting clients to tell their story to the Disability Royal Commission. Prior to joining PWDA, Danielle spent five years working as a disability researcher and accessibility consultant in the public and private sector. She has focussed much of her research, consulting, and advocacy in the youth sector and in 2019, was CEO of Australia’s largest youth-led not-for-profit, UN Youth Australia.

Danielle is a recent University of New South Wales law graduate and is currently completing her honours year for a Bachelor of Social Research and Policy on the impacts of climate disaster on disabled communities in the Philippines.

Rania Saab, Your Story Disability Legal Support

Rania is a lawyer and a recent addition to the Your Story Disability Legal Support team, joining the service in October 2021. Prior to that, she worked at Legal Aid New South Wales in both family litigation and grants. Rania is based in Sydney, where she has lived her entire life.

Rania is a person with lived experience of disability. She is also a mother to three young children; two of whom have been diagnosed with a disability in the past year. Rania has spent her adult life advocating for the rights of people with disability to have access to services, employment and to the community. She is excited about the work of the Disability Royal Commission and grateful to work with and support people with disability, their family members, carers and support workers as they share their vitally important stories with the Royal Commission.