Launch of new NSW CID website
NSW CID are excited to announce that we have launched our new website! A new and improved design layout will ensure ease of access for everyone who is looking for information on all facets relating to Intellectual Disability.
To check out our new design, click on the pictures below.
NSW CID conference – key messages & presentations
It’s a wrap! With over 450 people attending our We are worth the Investment Conference in July – it was a great success.
People were very keen to ask questions, hear stories, get more info and debate what needs to happen next. Check out the blog article to read all about it including links to the presentations and key messages.
to view the key messages.
to view the presentations from our conference.
WE Can work Campaign
People with intellectual disability can work when they get the right support. Yet only 8% of adults with intellectual disability work in the open workforce.
This is unacceptable and reflects an ineffective national disability employment service system. It’s time to change to a system of employment support that works.
has prepared a petition seeking a national system of transition-to-work and open employment support based on demonstrated high rates of open employment outcomes
to find out more and sign the petition.
Free Supporting Inclusion Training resource
This learning program is based on the principles of person centered active support, and is focused primarily on how this framework can be applied not just within supported accommodation services, but also out in the Community.
to access this amazing free training resource.
Let us know what you think of it!
NDIA Intellectual Disability Reference Group
Michael Sullivan and Jim Simpson with other reference group members.
NSW CID Chairperson, Michael Sullivan and our Senior Advocate, Jim Simpson attended the Intellectual Disability Reference Group meeting in Melbourne in July. The reference group will continue to meet to inform the board of the NDIA on how to ensure the best outcomes for people with intellectual disability under the NDIS.
Points discussed included what training NDIA staff should receive, ensuring equity of access, reaching those on the fringes, defining intellectual disability and many others.
Read more in our blog post by clicking here
Senate inquiry into students with disability
Children with Disability Australia (CDA) is asking students with disability and their families to contribute to the current Senate Inquiry regarding access and support at school.
The inquiry will look at a range of issues affecting students with disability. Click here to find out more.
Centre for Disability Studies
: Person Centredness in Employment settings. Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th of August. Click here
for more info and registration.
ACI annual forum:
The Intellectual Disability Health Network’s Annual Forum will be Thursday 10th September 2015 and is now open for registration. Click here
to read the context report and toolkit. Click here
Interaction TABISS Training:
TABISS will be running a number of workshops for both parents and professionals to choose from including Click here
to find out more.
: Sexuality Matters! A course for disability workers to apply a person centred approach in supporting people with intellectual disability with their sexuality: Dubbo 19 and 20 August, Penrith 8 and 9 September. Click here
for more info.
Relationships and Private stuff:
various workshops and events about relationships for people with intellectual disability. Click here
for more info.
Down Syndrome NSW
: Estate Planning Seminar. A workshop on important legal topics that families with dependents with disability need to be aware of. 12 September Parramatta. Click here
My Choice Matters:
Get more Skills workshops, Click here to find a workshop near you.Click here