18 Feb 2018
AFDO Disability Loop has been writing a new workshop for people with disability and their families. The three-hour workshops will cover lots of different parts of the NDIS; including knowing who is eligible for the NDIS, working out what support you can get in your NDIS plan, to actually using the funds in your NDIS plan to live a better life in the community.
15 Nov 2017
The NDIS made an announcement about changes to the NDIS pathway a few weeks ago. They promised to give us some more details soon. Today the NDIS posted a media release talks about when and where the pilot will happen, what happens next, and a few other important details.
17 Oct 2017
The NDIS is making some changes to the NDIS pathway.
These changes will be piloted (tested) with a small group of people first, and then introduced to everyone else a bit later. They will include things like face to face planning meetings instead of over the phone; more info in Braille and plain English; a "consistent point of contact"; an easier to use portal; and more.
16 Oct 2017
AFDO Disability Loop asked readers “what do you need?” Lots of people completed the survey. Most people want AFDO Disability Loop to be even more busy. Many of you also want us to run more events. Your top three topics Disability Loop topics were the NDIS, Disability Advocacy, and organising your supports We just want to say thank you to everyone for participating in the survey and being involved with AFDO Disability Loop.
31 Jul 2017
Registrations are now open for our August NDIS Understandings workshops in Box Hill in Victoria. There are 6 half-day workshops run over three days - August 21-23. They are free for people with disability and families.
3 Jul 2017
We have designed a survey that will help us understand what people with disability need - whether it comes from an NDIS plan, or somewhere else.
Your answers will help us to make sure we're giving you the best and most helpful information possible.
7 Jun 2017
The CEO of the NDIA sent a letter to all NDIS Participants on Tuesday. It was sent to Participants through the online portal, and it was also put up on the NDIS website.
The letter was very long, and used a lot of terms that might be hard for people to understand. We've summarised what we think it means.
4 May 2017
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
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.
15 Mar 2017
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.