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Inclusion Australia's CEO, Mark Patterson was also interviewed on funding cuts to peak disability advocacy organisations. Click here
to read the full story in the Age.
NDIS consultation and safeguards
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has renamed ‘tier 2’ to ‘Information Linkages and Capacity Building’. Most people with intellectual disability will fall into this category and will make up the largest group of people accessing the NDIS.
NSW CID welcomes the NDIA’s initiative to undertake consultation, however, we are concerned that there is no mention of outreach for people who live on the fringe of society. Without a very active process of outreach and relationship building, individuals living on the fringe are unlikely to see the potential benefit of the NDIS and/or seek assistance from it. NSW CID will be working on this issue to ensure that appropriate outreach is undertaken to ensure people living on the fringe obtain information and access the NDIS.
For more information and to be part of the NDIA consultation, click here
To access easy read information, click here
The federal government is also conducting consultation on how to best safeguard the NDIS. At present, there is no national safeguarding mechanism or external complaint body but rather some states and territories are have their own processes. For more information and to be involved in the consultation, click here
National inquiry into institutional abuse gets green light
NSW CID welcomes the leadership of Senator Rachel Siewert and the Australian Greens for successfully calling for a national inquiry into the abuse of people with disability in institutions and group homes.
to read the full article.
Adam from My Choice Matters puts together resource on moving out of home
My Choice Matters recipient, Adam Schwartz, is on a journey and is sharing it with the world.
Adam, together with his circle of support, has put together a great resource about what it takes to move out of home, with informative videos about the process.
to view his blog on moving out of home.
Person Centred Active Support Training
A new online, free training resource for disability support workers has recently been launched. In line with the NDIS, the ground-breaking Person Centred Active Support program aims to maximise choice and control for people with intellectual disability.
Photographic exhibition - Outing Disability
Professor Christine Bigby was interviewed on Radio National in regards to the training resource and her research. Click here to listen to the interview.
Family Planning NSW have put together an innovative project aimed at increasing recognition of the sexual rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people with disability. The project advocates for increased inclusion and access to education and services for the LGBTIQ community. To find out more click here
. To view the easy read information click here.
Become a Person Centred Facilitator:
A series of three workshops are being held in Sydney, beginning in March 2015. Click here
for more information.
"Being" (formerly NSW CAG):
Are holding a Consumer Advocacy Group on the 25th Feb. They will also being running a Carer Advocacy Group in March. For further details click here
Family Advocacy- Enriching Lives Workshop:
Ryde, Newcastle, Hurstville and Wollongong. For more info click here
Active Ability –
Specialize in providing physical activity and health education for people with intellectual disability. Courses starting in February. Click here
for more info.
Consumer Advocacy Group -
Partners in Recovery are running consumer and carers of people with mental illness advocacy workshops in early March. Contact Travis for more information via email: email@example.com
My Choice Matters:
Get more Skills workshops, Click here to find a workshop near you.Click here