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Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and
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The wheelchair racer has become the first athlete with a disability to win The Don Award, capping a career which includes three Paralympic gold medals, seven world titles and an astonishing 35 marathon triumphs across 10 countries - and counting.
The mental health sector is celebrating the announcement of a psychosocial stream for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The NDIA requires that the delivery of specialist behaviour support services and use of restrictive practices must only be undertaken by registered NDIS providers and specialist behaviour support funding must be managed by the NDIA. As we know, the NDIA, will only purchase supports from registered providers. So, what about other supports? Is it possible to self-manage part of the funding?
National Arts and Disability Strategy Tell your story about arts and disability by completing a survey. Your storie… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Ouch: Disability Talk - Podcast from the UK Latest episode "You can't go there, you're disabled" Interviews and di… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The Labor Government is developing Victorian Disability Advocacy Futures Plan 2018-2020 to guide longer-term action… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…