In this final conference presentation, Sarah will share the (un)finished journey of how the Kids Plus Foundation has embraced change over the past 15 years and provide insights on what have been some of the factors that were supports or, conversely, barriers to its success.  The establishment of the not–for-profit Kids Plus Foundation in a regional city, the implementation of the transformative National Disability Insurance Scheme and more recently the impact of a the COVID-19 pandemic are examples of local, national and global disruptors that have led to change.

Using practical and real life examples of change involving families, consumers and service providers as well as community and academic partnerships, a roadmap for seeking and embracing change will be illustrated.