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Understanding the NDIS Workshop Video Series

5 July 2019

The "Understanding the NDIS" workshop was run multiple times throughout Victoria in 2018-19 for people with disability, families and carers.  However, we wanted to help those who could not attend the workshop in person and therefore missed out on the information at the time.  So we filmed the workshop, and it has been divided into 9 videos which have been placed on our YouTube channel.

The workshop explains things in plain, easy to understand language, and helps to increase your understanding of the NDIS and will build your confidence in dealing with the NDIA.

All videos have Auslan interpreting, captioning and audio description. A transcript for each video is also available.

The workshop handbook and fact sheets are available in PDF and Word and are written by people with disability, and are in plain language.

Disability Loop eNews Issue #45

19 April 2019

Welcome to Disability Loop eNews for Autumn 2019. Here you will find recent news about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and helpful NDIS-related resources either from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) or from other organisations.

What to do when things haven't gone right with the NDIS

28 February 2019

Disability Advocacy NSW have created two 19-page PDF booklets for people who need help understanding what they can do when things haven’t gone right with the NDIS:

UpSkill for NDIS Support Providers

12 February 2019

The Summer Foundation is launching a flagship program "UpSkill" to build the capacity of NDIS Support Coordinators who assist young people to explore their housing options and find alternatives to aged care, and many support coordinators will need a significant amount of professional development to do this effectively.

More roadblocks removed for NDIS participants to move into work

4 February 2019

The Federal Government has announced that new and practical changes to help NDIS participants with career aspirations to find work are kicking in this month.

"The first change is that NDIS participants will have easier access to employment support funding in NDIS plans by being able to activate employment supports as soon as they find a job, instead of waiting for the next plan review.

Media Release: $25 million for NDIA Early Childhood Services in Western Australia

8 January 2019

Western Australian children with a developmental delay or disability will benefit from an investment of more than $25 million to deliver front line Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, have today announced Wanslea Family Services as the first NDIS Partner in the Community to deliver ECEI services in Western Australia.

Disability Loop eNews Summer Issue #44

20 December 2018

Welcome to AFDO Disability Loop eNews for Summer 2019. In this edition, you will find recent news about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and helpful NDIS-related resources either from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) or from other organisations. 

Disability Loop eNews Issue #43

31 October 2018

Welcome to AFDO Disability Loop eNews for Spring 2018.

This newsletter is packed with lots of positive news and useful resources. There is news about what the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is doing, the changes and improvements they have made, and some of their recent announcements. There is also news on some things that government has done that relate to the NDIS outside of the NDIA. After all of the news, you will find several resources described and at least one of them is bound to be helpful to you with your NDIS-related activities.

Free NDIS Workshops in Cranbourne and Narre Warren

30 October 2018

AFDO Disability Loop is rolling out more NDIS workshops across Victoria. Our “Understanding the NDIS” workshops are designed by people with disability, for people with disability and their families and carers. 

Our November workshops will be held in Cranbourne as a weekday evening session (5pm–8pm), and in Narre Warren as a weekend session (10am–1pm).  You can learn more about our NDIS workshops and register, by visiting our Disability Loop website “events” page:

https://www.disabilityloop.org.au/events.html  

 

 

New Autism Advisory Group (AAG)

30 October 2018

The Minister for Social Services, the Hon Dan Tehan MP iannounced the Autism Advisory Group (AAG) priorities for the next 12 months.

The new Autism Advisory Group (AAG) will provide a strong voice on behalf of people with autism who are participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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