Friday, 29 July 2016

News and commentary on the NDIS (51)

NDIS and Me
People with Down syndrome and/or their families and carers can join the closed Facebook Group, NDIS and Me, for discussion specifically about the NDIS and people with Down syndrome.

Disability Loop eNews Issue #22, 26/07/2016

National Disability Insurance Scheme website

NDIS Ready
Archive of the NDIS webinar broadcast on 7 July 2016
... Hear from our panel as they discussed what it means to be an NDIS participant, how people will enter the NDIS and how it is being rolled out. The panel shared first hand experiences of the NDIS, lessons learnt from trial and tools and tips for getting ready ...
My NDIS Pre-Planning kit Advocacy for Inclusion
Over 20 pages of plain english information and Easy English worksheets. Use this booklet to identify:

1. What you are doing now in each area of your life
2. What would you change in each area if you could?
3. How could you make these changes happen?
4. How will you keep these changes permanent?
By identifying these 4 things, it will help you work out what supports you want and who you would like to support you.
Available in hard copy only - ordering details 

The NDIS is not enough - we need strong advocacy tooVictorian Council of Social Services, 1 July 2016
The National Disability Insurance Scheme will give people with disability many things, including choice, control, and a lifetime approach to their needs. But these advancements must not come at the expense of something equally important: their voice.
Strong, independent advocacy empowers people with disability, their families and carers. It helps them understand their human and legal rights, communicate their needs, and have those needs met. It also helps promote these rights to the wider community and acts as a safeguard against abuse or neglect ...
Porter prioritises savings to fund NDIS, childcare for Senate talks
Laura Tingle, Australian Financial Review, 25 July 2016
Social Services Minister Christian Porter has nominated a $1.4 billion budget saving that is to be redirected to the National Disability Insurance Scheme and cuts to family tax benefits to fund the Coalition's childcare package as his priorities for Senate negotiation when parliament meets next month ...

NDIS ILC Consultations Summary Report released
NSW CID e-news, July 2016
The NDIS held consultations about the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Commissioning Framework. CID ran one of the consultations for people with intellectual disability. Click here to read the report.

People get ready… as the NDIS becomes a reality
George Taleporos, Every Australian Counts, 19 July 2016
Up until now, for many of us living with disabilities or caring for someone with a disability, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been something that we have only advocated for and dreamt about. But on 1 July, the NDIS moved from trial phase to full rollout and for thousands of Australians, the advocacy will finally pay off and it will be time to turn those dreams into reality. Here is some advice on what you need to do to get NDIS ready ...

Disability service standards at risk
AAP, 9 News, 20 July 2016
Disability service providers who most need to upgrade staff training may not do so because of the costs under the NDIS structure, a child protection expert warns ...

Podcast: Is the Disability Sector NDIS Ready?Ellie Cooper, Probono News, 7 July 2016
The National Disability Insurance Scheme promises choice and control for people with disability, but both Not for Profits and participants face teething problems as the service is rolled out nationwide ...

Understanding the NDIS
The Conversation, 6 - 13 July 2016
A series of seven articles on various aspects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and the population it aims to serve, the supports it can fund, and some perceived limitations.

NDIS is a game changer full of opportunities Graeme Innes, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 July 2016
John was 40 when his quad bike rolled. Two vertebrae were crushed causing paraplegia. After a time in hospital, John did not return to his wife and kids on their Hunter Valley farm. He had high support needs and went to live in an aged care facility. The impact of his disability on John and his family was stark – he lost a loving family, and they lost a husband and dad.
My Choice Matters, July 2016
I attend workshops with other people with a disability or people who are carers of a person with a disability. We learn how to develop our skills in public speaking, organisation, team work, and how to think outside the square. I learn about leadership and how to use that in my own life and with people in the community ...

AAP, Sky News, 19 July 2016
The child sex abuse royal commission will spend two days hearing from government agencies and NGOs on the quality of services provided to keep children with disabilities safe in institutions ...

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