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News and updates on tertiary education and employment for people with disabilities from the National Disability Coordination Officer Program NDCO South-Western Sydney and Western Sydney Regions
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Disability Advocacy Finder

The Disability Advocacy Finder is a tool that can help you find an advocate. An advocate is a person who is there to help. They provide support, encourage you to make informed decisions, and help people with a disability to learn about their human rights and how to access them.
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Please pass this on to anyone with disability requiring advocacy.
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A helpful tool for connecting people with disability with advocacy services
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NCSEHE Focus: Successful outcomes for students with disability in Australian higher education

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IDEAS

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This resource can help people with a NDIS plan find services in their local area ....and lots more
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Stepping Into · Connecting people with disability to business · Australian Network on Disability

Australian Network on Disability
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2017 Sydney Metro Disability Expos
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The win-win of disability inclusion

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Developing and starting your first plan - NDIS webinar

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Developing and starting your first plan - NDIS webinar
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Free webinar from NDIA
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About Cerebral Palsy Group – Learn More

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Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
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A national group that supports people with Cerebral Palsy
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Take Charge of Your Future – NSW NDIS

Take Charge of Your Future – NSW NDIS | Get Ready for Study and Work with NDCO | Scoop.it
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The NSW Government is providing additional information for people with disability on the NDIS. Under the banner of Take Charge of Your Future, the information aims to engage people with disability to become NDIS participants as well as encourage them, their families and carers to find out when and how they can access the NDIS in their area.
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National Disability Insurance Scheme - News Details

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Opinion piece by the Disability Commissioner, Alistair McEwan 
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Yarning about disability - Health Sciences | Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

Yarning about disability - Health Sciences | Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia | Get Ready for Study and Work with NDCO | Scoop.it
Psychology Masters candidate, Caris Jalla, has published a beautifully illustrated book, Yarning About Disability, which explores Indigenous perspectives on disability, health and wellbeing. Caris was one of two national recipients to be awarded an Endeavour Scholarship for her research project, which entailed interviewing 24 young Indigenous people, who have disabilities, about their experiences, challenges and achievements.
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Mental Health Navigation Tool

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Helping you find the right mental health support in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith.
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Centre for Applied Disability Research

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The Centre for Applied Disability Research has been created to improve the wellbeing of Australians with disability by gathering insights, building understanding and sharing knowledge.
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Interesting reports in education and inclusion
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During a hospital visit the A2D Together Folder provides important information to health staff about patients with an intellectual disability, including their TOP 5.
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Resources - Get ready for study and work

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Information and translations of resources  to assist people with disability from CALD backgrounds 
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Stepping Into · Connecting people with disability to business · Australian Network on Disability

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National Disability Insurance Scheme

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Useful list of NDIS locations
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NDCO National Webinar - JobAccess: Driving disability employment.

JobAccess is the national hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers and service providers. Are you making the most from this service?

Please note, this webinar will have live AUSLAN translation. If you have additional accessibility requirements please don't hesitate to let us know via ndco@stepsgroup.com.au.
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NDCO WEBINAR SERIES BYO lunch and laptop 

 You are invited to participate in a national webinar JobAccess Helping drive disability employment
 Date: Friday, 24th February 2017 Time: 1.00pm-2.00pm 

Webinar will be AUSLAN interpreted & live captioned

 JobAccess is the national hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers and service providers. Are you making the most from this service? This webinar will highlight: • The extensive range of resources, information and support provided • A focus on the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) and how to apply • Case studies of JobAccess in action • Question and Answer session

 Presenter: Heather Hill, Team Leader JobAccess: Heather has been working at JobAccess for five years. She has extensive experience in assistive technology and finding the most cost effective solution to disability specific barriers presented in the workplace. Heather’s past roles have included working in a spinal rehabilitation unit, an orthopaedic unit as well as in paediatrics, both in hospitals and in private practices. She also ran a successful private practice focusing on vocational rehabilitation and medico-legal work. She has worked with a wide range of clients, from job seekers to victims of violent crime to children with pervasive developmental difficulties. With a diverse career that has taken her from South Africa to the United Kingdom to Australia, Heather has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to health and rehabilitation.
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FACT SHEET: My first plan – NSW NDIS

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This is a FAQ for people with disability who are approaching entry into the NDIS.  
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This can be downloaded as a PDF and printed to pass on a hard copy to interested people
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Article - Dyslexia Resource Guide - ADCET

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This resource aims to assist practitioners working in Disability Services within the tertiary sector who are responsible for planning and implementing reasonable adjustments for students with dyslexia, including assistive technology. The resource also provides a legislative framework, information about dyslexia and reasonable adjustments, case studies and further information and resources. The resource was developed by NDCO Program for Region 11 and 13 in partnership with IMVC and consultant Martin Kelly.
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Resource developed by NDCOs in Victoria 

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Most Complaints to Human Rights Commission on Disability Discrimination - PBA

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The Australian Human Rights Commission has confirmed in a Senate estimates hearing that disability discrimination received the highest level of complaints across the board to the commission.
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A guide to competition and consumer law: for businesses selling to and supplying consumers with disability

A guide to competition and consumer law: for businesses selling to and supplying consumers with disability | Get Ready for Study and Work with NDCO | Scoop.it
This guide is for businesses, including Not-For-Profit organisations, that supply goods or services to consumers with disability or to participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) together with the state consumer protection agencies, has produced an online guide for businesses and not-for-profit organisations that supply goods or services to consumers with disability (including NDIS participants and their support providers).
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Scholarships | Public Education Foundation

Scholarships | Public Education Foundation | Get Ready for Study and Work with NDCO | Scoop.it
The Public Education Foundation was established to work collaboratively with schools, communities, business and government to help students achieve their full
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The Walter and Eliza Hall scholarship is for students in year 12 with a physical disability transitioning to university.
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