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The NDIS is about more than money

4 May 2017

A monitor with a booklet that has a dollar sign on the front, and 'ndis'.This year the Productivity Commission is running an inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs. AFDO wrote a submission answering just some of the questions we thought were important.​ We said that we were very disappointed that the inquiry only looked at costs and did not look at what the NDIS was doing to help people with disability.​ We also said we should be looking at the difference the scheme is making to people with disability, and we said mainstream services need to do their part too.

Registrations now open for Victorian NDIS Understandings workshops in May and June in Warragul, Wodonga, Horsham, Box Hill, and Hamilton

4 May 2017

A monitor with a person presenting information about the NDIS to a group.Registrations are now open for our May and June NDIS Understandings workshops across Victoria. The workshops are coming to Warragul, Wodonga, Horsham, Box Hill, and Hamilton. They are free for people with disability and families.

 

Warrnambool NDIS workshops - for people with disability and families (April 11, 12, 13)

15 Mar 2017

A monitor with a person presenting information about the NDIS to a group. Over three days from 11 April 2017, people with disability and their families in Warrnambool will be able to get detailed information on the NDIS in a series of free half-day workshops. These workshops will also be coming to other places in 2017.

 

Another round of Bendigo NDIS workshops - for people with disability and families (March 22, 23, 24)

25 Jan 2017

A monitor with a person presenting information about the NDIS to a group. Over three days from 22 March 2017, people with disability and their families in Bendigo will be able to get detailed information on the NDIS in a series of free half-day workshops. These workshops will also be coming soon to Horsham and Wodonga. 

 

First NDIS ILC grant applications now open

25 Jan 2017

A monitor with a hand holding an 'i', commonly used an a symbol for 'information', and 'ndis'. Yesterday the NDIS announced that for the first time, ILC grant applications are now open. There is an Australian Capital Territory (ACT) based grant, and a national grant. These are for organisations that can help people with disabilities and families in ways that are different to NDIS Plans.  

 

Bendigo NDIS workshops - for people with disability and families (February 20, 21, 22)

9 Jan 2017

A monitor with a person presenting information about the NDIS to a group. Over three days from 20 February 2017, people with disability and their families in Bendigo will be able to get detailed information on the NDIS in a series of free half-day workshops. These workshops will also be coming soon to Horsham and Wodonga.

 

Ballarat NDIS workshops - for people with disability and families (December 14,15,16)

24 Nov 2016

A monitor with a person presenting information about the NDIS to a group. Over three days from 14 December 2016, people with disability and their families in Ballarat will be able to get detailed information on the NDIS in a series of free half-day workshops. These workshops will also be available early next year in Bendigo, Horsham and Wodonga.

 

NDIS ILC Toolkit, Program Guidelines, FAQ and Outcomes Framework Discussion Starter out now

21 Nov 2016

A monitor with a hand holding an 'i', commonly used an a symbol for 'information', and 'ndis'. The ILC is the second part of the NDIS. It wasn't a part of the trial period, but it will begin operating soon. Today the NDIS released the ILC Toolkit, which is a resource designed to help organisations get involved with ILC. The Toolkit follows the release of several new ILC resources recently, including the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) – Commissioning Framework and more supporting information. 

 

NDIS ILC Commissioning Framework has been released

10 Nov 2016

A monitor with a hand holding an 'i', commonly used an a symbol for 'information', and 'ndis'.The NDIS has today released a document called ‘Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) – Commissioning Framework’. This talks about how the NDIS can help people with disability and their families, even if they are not NDIS participants. This is about making life better for all people with disability and their families, in lots of different ways. People used to call ILC 'Tier 2'.

 

AFDO NDIS Champions are ready and willing to work

30 Oct 2016

A monitor with a person raising one arm, and wearing a symbolic NDIS medal.The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is now offering an NDIS Champions program that has brought together a group of people with disabilities from all around Australia who can confidently provide information on the NDIS to groups in their local communities.

AFDO received nearly 150 applications for the 30 NDIS Champions positions, highlighting the demand and desire for people with disability to find meaningful, paid employment.

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