Moving Forward with Disability... information and resources for regional staff, and students and people with disability, in the Hunter-Central Coast and North Coast regions of NSW (click "Follow" to receive updates when new topics are added)
Still some places left in our NDCO "Inclusive Technology for Study and Work" Workshops in Port Macquarie (16 Sept) and Ballina (18 Sept) @ $82.50 pp... we have an amazing trainer from Spectronics. More info my NDCO North Coast colleague Cynthia Fitzpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org or 0428 394125.
You can also download the Yarn Ups report from this website... Talking to Aboriginal people... In June and July 2013, the NSW Government went out to Aboriginal communities across NSW to talk to Aboriginal people with disability, their families, carers and communities about the transition to the NDIS and how they need to be supported to be ready for it. What Aboriginal people told us at these Yarn Ups has been summarised in the Yarnin’ about Disability – sharing what Aboriginal people told us report. This report is helping guide how we support Aboriginal people in NSW.
The Education Department will face legal action for discrimination if deaf and disabled students are unable to attend TAFE because of cuts to Auslan interpreters and notetakers, disability groups have warned.
The Housing Toolkit is for both people with disability who require a high level of support and their families, to support decision-making regarding housing and support options within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Funded by Fahcsia, The Housing Toolkit was launched on 11 June 2013, and is available to purchase or download electronically for free.
Companion Card is a great initiative promoting the rights of people with disability, who require a companion, to fair ticketing at events and venues. People with significant disability who require support to participate in their community may benefit from applying for a companion card.
My Skills is a federal government initiative which provides consumer information on VET for employers and other VET training-seekers. A new version of My Skills was released on 20 December 2013. This new version includes more information for VET consumers to help them make a more informed decision about their training options. This includes course-related labour market information and whether the course is offered as part of an Australian Apprenticeship.
Event accessibility is a legal requirement, yet considerations around this facet of organisation can be difficult to fathom for event organisers. This official guide developed by Meetings and Events Industry of Australia in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Commission, is designed to help organisers ensure their events are accessible for all people with disabilities.
The NSW Government is supporting people with disability, families and carers to prepare for the NDIS by investing in ‘Getting Prepared’. This program will deliver eight capacity building projects between now and 30 June 2015.
The projects are supporting people across the state to:
• learn about how NSW is transitioning to the NDIS;
• develop their skills to participate confidently in individualised arrangements; and
• connect and share with other people with disability, families and carers.
All In! is here to help create a more inclusive community for children with disabilities by giving advice on how to make a child with a disability, and those around them, feel more included and valued as a member of the community.
This website is designed to help you gain a better understanding of your pain. The site contains information to enable you to develop skills and knowledge in the self management of your pain in partnership with your healthcare providers.
In July last year, the staff of the National Disability Insurance Agency opened the doors in four sites across Australia to people with disability. Together, immediately, the Agency staff and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started to make real difference to people’s lives.