Karen Burgess has spent a large part of her 25-year career working in Disability Services. In 2017, she was nominated for the Australian of the Year Award for her ongoing work, advocating and protecting the rights of people with disabilities in Australia. Karen relies on technology for every task. This is essential for people with disabilities to maximise independence and strengthen opportunities to participate in everyday life.
Working with developers to create an online management system, Manage My Plan will support people to manage their own funding and work towards their own personal and professional success. It is a new way to take charge of your life and mange your NDIS package.
Please enjoy and I hope to see you in Manage My Plan.
Founder and Creator Karen Burgess
“Karen has a remarkable knowledge of the Australian disability system. Imagine being in her situation – having immersed yourself so thoroughly in the disability community that thousands of people have spoken to you over decades about their situations, their hopes and dreams, their problems and their solutions. It would be impossible not to amass a wealth of knowledge…and in Karen’s case, she has the generosity of spirit to pass on those lessons to others who are experiencing disability.
Karen has been a hands-on service worker, a manager, the director of a service provider company, and has also sat on the boards of various disability organisations, including national bodies. At all times, she has been professional, skilled, diplomatic, ethical and client-centred. This quality has only enhanced her reputation in the field.”
“Karen’s pragmatic and useful style towards disability care is well needed by all people with disabilities and those directly and indirectly related to disability care.”
“I collaborated with Karen to provide behaviour support services to people with a disability. I found Karen to be an experienced and capable professional, a strong advocate, who is flexible and pragmatic in her approach, able to navigate complexity and achieve positive outcomes for people with a disability. I highly recommend the services of Karen Burgess to people with a disability and their families.”