First Nations Disability Network has created a suite of resources on the upcoming Referendum and an Easy Read Version of Uluru Statement from the Heart in collaboration with Inclusion Australia, Council on Intellectual Disability and VALID.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s 15th Report on the Operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities was recently tabled in the Victorian Parliament.
Inclusion Australia CEO, Catherine McAlpine, spoke at the National Disability Asset webinar. The Asset aims to better understand specific needs and goals of people with disability – to give a more complete picture of their lives. For more info, watch the highlights video
Scams to people with a disability have risen by over 58 per cent in 2 years, according to data from Scamwatch. Now a TAC-funded program, co-designed by people with brain injuries, is seeking to provide safety training and psychological interventions for those at risk. CyberAbility project lead Dr Kare Gould told Trevor Chappell about the free … Continued
The Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) Experts by Experience Advocates (Experts) are a group of 12 women with diverse experiences of disability. The Experts support the development of policies, products and services by sharing their lived experience expertise through consultations and co design sessions. The Experts meetings are held monthly on Thursdays, from 11:00am to … Continued
The Disability Royal Commission was concerned about restrictive practices and wanted to know more about alternative strategies that could be used to reduce and eliminate them. We also wanted to better under the role of ‘positive behaviour support plans’ as a way of reducing the use of restrictive practices. We asked researchers from the University … Continued
The Victoria Health Department have developed a range of fact sheets, video content, easy English guides, posters and other supporting communications products, including information that will be translated into community languages on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022.
Early Childhood Intervention Association Joint Submission to the NDIS Independent Review on behalf of their members
Many of you may know about the NDIS Independent Review process currently underway to put people with disability back at the centre of the NDIS and restore trust, confidence and pride in the scheme. Relevant to our sector, findings from the review found that early intervention for children is frequently not based on best practice, … Continued
People with cognitive disability are often excluded from committees and consultations. The Voice at the Table Project seeks create change and ensure that people with cognitive disability can speak up and have an equal voice on boards, committees and consultations. People with intellectual disability and acquired brain injury co-design and co-deliver the training. Voice at … Continued
Together: Building an Inclusive Youth Sector is an online resource that supports the Victorian youth sector and those who work with young people to be more accessible and inclusive of young disabled people. Together ensures that disabled young people have their human rights met and are able to access the same services and community activities … Continued
The NDIS Commission’s Workforce Capability Framework (the Framework) has released a dedicated participant resources page to support participant feedback avenues and finding the right staff. The page includes Easy Reads, animation videos and other handy tips and templates to support self-managing participants, workers and providers.
The Australian Government has outlined reforms to the NDIS to deliver better outcomes for people with disability, and in the process, help secure the ongoing sustainability of the Scheme. To support these reforms, the Government announced an investment of $724.4 million over 4 years to lift the NDIA’s capability, capacity and systems to better support participants.
This is a joint meeting between the Independent Advisory Council and Disability Representative Carer Organisations, which took place on Friday 4 August 2023. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and feedback on the progress of the Reform for Outcomes Program.
The NDIS After Hours Crisis Referral Service (AHCRS) is a dedicated 1800 number for approved emergency services referrers to contact outside business hours when a participant aged 18 and over presents to emergency services due to a breakdown of disability-related supports.
Closing date: August 10, 2023
On this episode of Reasonable & Necessary, Dr George speaks with Mitchell Skipsey from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and NDIS participant and activist, Felice Vaiani, about NDIS appeals and what to do when your NDIS plan doesn’t meet your needs. This episode is full of lots of great advice, and important things to … Continued