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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)
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Rise in the Hunter Project - free training in disability/aged care & hospitality/retail sectors - more info below

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We are looking for 10 participants for Toronto and 10 participants for Cessnock. Potential participants need to come along to the information sessions to find out more + be screened and interviewed.

 

Eligibility criteria for the Program is as follows:

Participants must live in government subsidised housing such as public, community, Aboriginal, crisis or short term accommodation.

We are also looking for employers who are willing to take students for work placement and/or potential paid employment in both the disability/aged care sectors and hospitality/retail sectors.

 

Very excited to get these next two groups up and running!

 

For more information, please contact melanie.mackie@industry.nsw.gov.au or on 0457 500 891.

NDCO Hunter-Central Coast's insight:

These ongoing projects have been very successful! The NDCO is on the Steering Committee

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Free Parent-Carer Forum for adolescent transition to adult health services | 21 Oct | Club Macquarie, Argenton

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Rollout Announced! NDIS in New South Wales

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The rollout of the NDIS has just been announced for NSW and Victoria... this is the direct link to NSW! The full rollout of the Scheme to the rest of the Hunter-New England district starts June 2016, then Gosford and Wyong LGAs come online in July 2016!

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New job program to teach young people how to conduct themselves in the workplace

New job program to teach young people how to conduct themselves in the workplace | All things NDCO! | Scoop.it
Abbott Government ministers called for tenders for a new jobs program on Tuesday, almost four months after the $331 million Youth Employment Strategy was announced in the Budget. Assistant Minister for Employment Luke Hartsuyker said a recent survey from the Department of Employment found that more than a third of employers believed that the best thing a young person could do to improve their prospects of getting a job is to improve their attitude. "Many young people lack the very basic skills o
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Free Planning for the NDIS training for service providers


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NDCO Hunter-Central Coast's insight:

This site provides online learning modules for the use of service providers who are operating within the new National Disability Insurance Scheme. The modules are intended to help service providers plan and manage their transition to the new NDIS.

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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, August 26, 2015 10:57 PM

This site provides online learning modules for the use of service providers who are operating within the new National Disability Insurance Scheme. The modules are intended to help service providers plan and manage their transition to the new NDIS. 

Nicole Sharp's curator insight, November 22, 2015 7:03 PM

This site provides online learning modules for the use of service providers who are operating within the new National Disability Insurance Scheme. The modules are intended to help service providers plan and manage their transition to the new NDIS. 

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Toozly - Diversity Works - Jobsearch for people with disability

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The world’s largest job search website for jobseekers with disabilities

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NDCO Hunter-Central Coast's insight:

Toozly is a new online platform connecting jobseekers with disability to employment opportunities within some of Australia’s largest organisations.

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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, August 30, 2015 9:29 PM

Toozly is a new online platform connecting jobseekers with disability to employment opportunities within some of Australia’s largest organisations.


Toozly is enhancing inclusion within the Australian workforce by making it easier for employers to find skilled, talented and job-ready candidates with disability to fill available positions.

NT NDCO's curator insight, November 18, 2015 8:10 PM

This website might be of use to you if you are a jobseeker with a disability, or support people with disabilities to access job opportunities. Please share widely with you networks!

Nicole Sharp's curator insight, November 22, 2015 7:02 PM

Toozly is a new online platform connecting jobseekers with disability to employment opportunities within some of Australia’s largest organisations.

 

Toozly is enhancing inclusion within the Australian workforce by making it easier for employers to find skilled, talented and job-ready candidates with disability to fill available positions.

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Diversity in Disability Toolkit

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Welcome to the Diversity in Disability Toolkit

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These are resources designed to help you and your organisation make a difference for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).

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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, August 19, 2015 8:09 PM
These are resources designed to help you and your organisation make a difference for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).
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Check out these Toolkits to help you to increase your organisation's competence in meeting the needs of people with disabilities from Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities.

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These are resources designed to help you and your organisation make a difference for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).

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NDCO Indigenous Awareness Toolkit

This website was created with Strategic Funding provided by the Australian Government - Department of Education & Training under the National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Programme. NDCO...
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NDCO What's the Difference between high school and post-secondary education - new resource

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Guidelines for Designing Accessible Instructional Media - ADCET

This guide provides an overview of some of the accessibility issues that confront many students in the tertiary education sector in Australia.  It includes information to assist those producing or modifying education media to improve access for all students, especially those with sensory disabilities, with a focus on hearing impairment. (updated 2015).


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Guidelines to improve access to educational video content, including information about captioning and audio description - focus is on hearing impairment.

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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, August 23, 2015 9:05 PM

Guidelines to improve access to educational video content, including information about captioning and audio description.

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Guidelines to improve access to educational video content, including information about captioning and audio description.

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Living Life My Way: supporting Aboriginal people - ADHC

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Living Life My Way: supporting Aboriginal people
NDCO Hunter-Central Coast's insight:

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.

 

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The Housing Toolkit for people with disability

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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.


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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, February 6, 2014 10:55 PM

Housing for people with high support needs is of key concern - this new resource aims to help NDIS participants to make informed decisions about housing options

Nicole Sharp's curator insight, November 22, 2015 6:46 PM

Housing for people with high support needs is of key concern - this new resource aims to help NDIS participants to make informed decisions about housing options

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Vision Loss- Resources For Vision Impairment

Vision Loss- Resources For Vision Impairment | All things NDCO! | Scoop.it
A comprehensive list of resources and information on the services available to people with impaired vision and the healthcare professionals who work with them.

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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, May 1, 2014 9:34 PM

This new website is an initiative of Guide Dogs Australia

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This new website is an initiative of Guide Dogs Australia

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NDIS Pop-Up Kiosks at Hunter Shopping Centres to provide information

NDIS Pop-Up Kiosks at Hunter Shopping Centres to provide information | All things NDCO! | Scoop.it
NDCO Hunter-Central Coast's insight:

The National Disability Insurance Scheme will be happy to answer questions, discuss the scheme and the benefits it can provide to people with disability and their families, and help people through the NDIA process at the following locations in the Hunter.

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Create Your Future: Empowering Disability in Study & Work - new NDCO film project

Create Your Future: Empowering Disability in Study & Work - new NDCO film project | All things NDCO! | Scoop.it
The Australian Government’s National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Programme works strategically to assist people with disability access and participate…
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NEW NDCO PROJECT - FILMS ON MOVING TO STUDY & WORK

 

The NSW National Disability Coordination Officers have launched a series of films “Create your future: Empowering disability in study and work”. These original short films depict the real life stories of six men and women with various disabilities. We follow their stories through different stages of transition and participation in post-secondary education and employment.

 

The films highlight the right of people with disability to access a full range of education or employment options. The unique stories also demonstrate the range of support that people with disability may access and raise awareness of the NDCO Programme as a resource and link for people with disability, the disability sector, and the community.


These films can now be accessed online at https://vimeo.com/ndcoprogramme and I have some DVDs for training use smile emoticon


This project was funded by funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

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It's R U OK? Day... How to ask if someone is ok...

It's R U OK? Day... How to ask if someone is ok... | All things NDCO! | Scoop.it
You don’t need to be an expert to have a meaningful conversation with someone you’re worried about. Nor do you have to fix or solve their problems. You just need to ask how they’re going; listen without judgement; encourage action; and follow up.
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IT'S R U OK? DAY

R U OK? Day is a national day of action but any day’s a good day to ask “are you ok?” and have a meaningful conversation with friends, families, colleagues and anyone who might be struggling.

 

You don’t need to be an expert, nor do you have to fix or solve someone’s problems. You just need to ask how they’re going; listen without judgement; encourage action; and follow up. Need more tips to start a conversation? Visit www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask

 

Need some extra support? For confidential advice and support 24/7 call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 (Australia only). Other places to find help are here: https://ruok.org.au/find-help

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Updated guide to mental health rights in NSW

Updated guide to mental health rights in NSW | All things NDCO! | Scoop.it
Consumers, carers and mental health workers struggling to understand their rights within the NSW mental health system have a new resource to guide them through.
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Reasonable and Necessary

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NDCO Hunter-Central Coast's insight:

A creative response to the NDIS, this website provides a platform for people with disability to describe what they consider to be reasonable and necessary, and to help them ask for what they need.

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Get Ready for Study and Work

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On this page you can access our popular Get Ready for Study and Work student workbook and Parent Guide.  These resources are based on ten top tips for young people with disability. They contain information, contacts and activities to help students make a successful transition from school into tertiary study, work or post school programs.

 


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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, August 7, 2015 1:09 AM

Very excited to launch major additions and updates to our Get Ready for Study and Work series of resources. The series now includes the popular Workbook for young people, a new version for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability, and an updated Guide for Parents. All are based on ten top tips for young people with disability and contain information, contacts and activities to help people with disability make a successful transition from school into tertiary study, work or post school programs. Easy Read and plain text versions, plus PDFs you can complete and save or print are now also available! 
Check out the ‪#‎GetReadyWorkbooks‬ today:www.uws.edu.au/ndco/getreadytoptips

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Success & Sustainability - Creating a New Future Conference | 16-17 Nov 2015 | Port Macquarie

Success & Sustainability - Creating a New Future Conference | 16-17 Nov 2015 | Port Macquarie | All things NDCO! | Scoop.it
Where: Panthers Port Macquarie - 1 Bay Street, Port Macquarie NSW
NDCO Hunter-Central Coast's insight:

Across a number of human service sectors in Australia, recent reforms aim to provide greater equity and choice for individuals and increased autonomy and involvement in the way support is delivered. In the aged care sector, reforms are designed to give people more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services. Concurrently, the National Disability Insurance Scheme will provide people with options around how to manage their funding for supports in their personal plans. In the Vocational Education and Training sector, students are increasingly able to choose providers to access government subsidised training and training needs to be provided to a more flexible and responsive workforce. Come along and join leaders from across Australia who will share information and resources to both equip and inform organisations with examples and insights to help guide decisions and direction in the new world of human services.

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My Big Tomorrow - find the job of your dreams... new website resource

My Big Tomorrow - find the job of your dreams... new website resource | All things NDCO! | Scoop.it
See which careers could be part of your big tomorrow.
NDCO Hunter-Central Coast's insight:

Love this new resource... particularly the video clips of a day in the life of the career you're interested in! ~ Kay

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NT NDCO's curator insight, November 8, 2015 9:40 PM

Check out 'My Big Tomorrow' - excellent resources for helping young people to 'think big' about their career options and the skills and qualifications they will need to achieve these. A great resource for anyone supporting young people to plan for the future.

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10 top tips to getting a job

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I'm one of the lucky people with a disability in Australia- I have a job. People with disabilities in Australia are 30% less likely to have a job than people without disabilities. When we are emplo...
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"All-In" website - creating an inclusive community for children with disability

"All-In" website - creating an inclusive community for children with disability | All things NDCO! | Scoop.it
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.
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Disabled students may sue for discrimination over TAFE reforms

Disabled students may sue for discrimination over TAFE reforms | All things NDCO! | Scoop.it
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.
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Chronic Pain - New website

Chronic Pain - New website | All things NDCO! | Scoop.it

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.

 


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NDCO South Western and Western Sydney's curator insight, May 1, 2014 9:45 PM

This new website from the Agency for Clinical Innovation contains a lot of useful information for people experiencing chronic pain

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This new website from the Agency for Clinical Innovation contains a lot of useful information for people experiencing chronic pain