Accessible Telecoms is a nationwide disability telecommunications service that provides independent, up-to-date information on mainstream and assistive telecommunication products suitable for people with disabilities.
Everyone likes to have their voice heard, but not everyone is heard equally. Rainbow Rights is a self advocacy group for people with an intellectual disability and who happen to be LGBTIQ+. They’ve just recorded a song to let the world know that they have the same rights that everyone else does.
This resource is designed to provide an introduction to enabling risk. You will be introduced to the ways you can support people with cognitive disabilities, including people with intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injury, to make choices and be involved in activities that may involve some risk while minimising potential harm to themselves or others. There are many positives in supporting people with cognitive disabilities to participate in positive risk taking. Working from a risk enablement approach ensures that you provide empowering support that enables the people you support to live an engaged and meaningful life.
The survey collected information on a range of factors known to influence individual and community wellbeing including safety, mental wellbeing, physical activity, healthy eating and alcohol consumption. The results show inequities in health and wellbeing exist for Victorians with disability compared to those without disability, particularly in the areas of physical activity and mental health and wellbeing.
The Commission has a vision for a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria where every person is respected and treated with dignity. The Disability Action Plan for 2018-20 describes how the Commission plans to make things better for all people with disability in Victoria. The plan is based around five goals with actions to achieve these goals.
This electronic letter was sent by Arthur Rogers, the Disability Services Commissioner, on 21 November 2018 to Victorian disability service providers regarding systemic issues arising from the review of disability service provision to people who have died.
The Corporate Plan covers the period 2018–19 to 2021–22 and sets out how the NDIS Commission will uphold the rights and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of NDIS participants.
An new article in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry explores how changes to Victorian legislation improving human rights have been limited by under-investment and policy failures across the mental health system.
A guide to outline when decision-making support, advocacy and substitute decision-making will be needed for potential and current NDIS participants who have significant cognitive disability.
Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, announced a new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Market Enablement Framework.
This Quarterly Report outlines the progress being made in the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
AccessAbilityAustralia is the unique developer of creating access and inclusion into community for people of all abilities through the use of Access Keys.
The report finds that while disability service providers remain committed to the NDIS, the majority (73 per cent) believe its systems and processes need urgent improvement
This digest aims to summarise a selection of Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) decisions about the NDIS published in the preceding three months and highlight overarching themes.
Some links to NDIS plan calculators that will help in your initial plan, plan review or to advise what NDIS supports are available.