Resource Library

NDIS and Disability Fact Sheets in 39 Languages

AMPARO Advocacy has produced two fact sheets to provide information to people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities about disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)- Fact Sheet 1- Understanding Disability in Australia Fact Sheet 2- What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? These fact sheets are available in 39 languages, click on … Continued

Self Advocacy and Diversity: A Model for CALD Inclusion

This  report is a collaboration between Diversity and Disability (DnD), Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU), Ethnic Community Council of Victoria (ECCV) and Ethinci Council of Shepparton and Districts (ECSD). This project aimed to develop recommendations for self advocacy groups to work in partnership with CALD people with disability and their organisations. This project has resulted … Continued

#Ways To Welcome

#Ways to Welcome is a web resource co-designed by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with disability. To join us on the journey, start by listening to the stories on the listen page. Then use the tools and resources in the learn portal to improve your ways to welcome. Finally, act on what you’ve … Continued

NDIS Quarterly Data

Early Childhood Intervention Australia Victoria/Tasmania Limited (ECIA VIC/TAS) would like to ensure that people are aware that the NDIA releases comprehensive data analysis on a quarterly basis. Because of the value of this data, they have created a new section on the website for the benefit of members that will speedlink to each quarterly update.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme: a quick guide

The NDIS is the new way to provide support to people with disabilities in Australia. This resource gives an overview of the full scope of the program in an easy to read format.

Disability and health data compendium

With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the development of state and local government plans, disability is now a key concern at every level of Australian government. The purpose of this compendium is to highlight, raise awareness and illustrate the opportunities that exist for disability researchers in Australia.

Quality, Safety and You: NDIS Worker Orientation Module

This module is an interactive online course that explains the obligations of workers under the NDIS Code of Conduct – from the perspective of NDIS participants. It was developed in consultation with the sector, including NDIS providers and people with a disability.

Background paper: changing demographics and dynamics of aged care

The background paper puts Australia’s ageing population under the microscope. It explores complex issues associated with the country’s changing demographic profile, including changes in patterns of disease and dependency, the rising incidence of dementia, changing expectations and the changing cultural profile of the Australian community. It also explores current arrangements, future pressures and a greater need for preventative and restorative health.

Disability Advocacy Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet outlines what disability advocacy is, why it is important and why independence matters.

Self Advocacy and Diversity: A model for CALD inclusion

This project investigated ways to support the growth of self advocacy
for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Broadmeadows and Shepparton. Findings suggest that there are multiple barriers to people with disability from CALD backgrounds developing self advocacy skills. Different cultures have different attitudes, beliefs and approaches to supporting people with disability; growing self advocacy requires an approach that values the diverse needs of communities, and strengthens the capacity of organisations to understand and work alongside people with lived experience. 

Employer Toolkit

This toolkit includes short video guides and downloadable resources with practical advice on disability and employment – from inclusive policies and recruitment, to workplace changes and managing staff. Topics covered in this program include disability employment basics, fundamentals for organisations, recruiting people with disability, getting your workplace ready and managing your team. This toolkit is freely available online and can be completed at your own pace.

Self Advocacy and Safe Story Sharing: A Guide for Organisations

People with disability share their stories of abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination to create change for others.  Sharing stories can be hard; it is emotional work that can leave self advocates feeling upset long after they have finished sharing. Self advocates have created 10 rules for safe story sharing. Please follow these as a guide … Continued

Seclusion Report: How safe is your hospital?

This report ranks 23 hospital-based mental health services on how often they use seclusion. The report, based on official data, has revealed that the use of seclusion has risen in Victoria in recent years, with some hospitals breaching state guidelines and failing to meet key benchmarks designed to keep the practice at a minimum

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

On 5 April 2019, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission). The Terms of Reference and Fact Sheet is now available with a dedicated website to go live shortly.

General issues around the implementation and performance of the NDIS Progress report 2019

This is the second Progress Report about the NDIS, covering the period 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2018. The Committee makes a range of relevant recommendations – including a number around support for people with psychosocial disabilities, improvements to the early childhood pathway, and addressing gaps in service provision in rural and remote areas. It also provides an overview of all the changes to the scheme that implemented during the period.