The Power of Peer – 4 – Parents as Peers

For the final in our The Power of Peer webinar series, we are excited to have the amazing Sylvana Mahmic from Plumtree in NSW, along with two of her peer team, Melo and Kylie, to present on Parents as Peers.

Sylvana’s interest in disability began in 1991 when her first child Abdul-Karim was diagnosed with a disability. Seeking to understand what lay ahead for her son, she completed post graduate study in special education and is currently the CEO of Plumtree. She is currently a doctoral candidate researching individualised support and self-directed funding.

Sylvana is an advocate for people with disabilities and their families and has served on over 15 reference and advisory groups in addition to five Ministerial appointments. In 2013, she was appointed to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Independent Advisory Group. She is currently the Secretary of Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT Chapter and has held the role of President and Vice President. She is an inaugural member of the Diversity Disability Alliance board.

You can read more about Sylvana in her bio here: Sylvana Mahmic Bio

To book your spot to the Power of Peer – Parents as Peers webinar click the Eventbrite link here: 


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