Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability - Independent adviser to the WA Minister for Disability Services - Keeping government informed

Ms Jasmyn Allen

1st Term: 26/08/2019 – 26/08/2021

Ms Allen and her husband are grain growers from Yuna in the Northern Agriculture zone of Western Australia. They are parents to three children who are amazing but live with a disability. Jasmyn is a Carer.

Jasmyn has always lived in rural locations and spent time in outback WA, NT and Queensland working as a governess (on cattle stations) and as a family support worker through the Uniting Church Frontier Services program. She has long been involved with agricultural representation, local community groups and connecting with other rural organisations to strengthen the community which has inspired her to do more for our disability community and to see the world at a greater level than her own family.

She has needed to challenge the system to allow her family to function and develop to their full potential and as part of this journey has found herself mentoring others around her as to how to move forward to assist their loved ones with a disability to live the most independent, supported life they can.

Jasmyn has been attending many meetings on the rollout of NDIS in the Midwest and is extensively researching and connecting with people who can assist with preparing for her own families NDIS plans.

Her area of interest is “What can we do as rural families to enable us to stay in our own communities. Too many people are forced to move to town to support a loved one with a Disability”. Jasmyn has links to playgroups, Midwest disability organisations, rural industry bodies, Alumni of Leadership of WA, Surf Life Saving WA, Education Department and various local community groups.