Friday, 5 May 2017

Disability sector news

New facility
Win News Sunshine Coast, 3 May 2017 (news video)
An Australian first college for young people with disabilities has opened its doors in Caloundra.

Dylan Alcott 2017 Patron for International Daw of People with Disability
Dylan Alcott is one of Australia’s most successful and well recognised Paralympians. Born with a tumour wrapped around his spinal cord, Dylan survived a three year battle to live and has been achieving ever since ...

NSW CID board member strikes again, this time at the UN
NSW Council for Intellectual Disability Board Member Robert Strike has been selected to attend high level talks on issues affecting people with disability at the United Nations in New York in June ...


Funding for community legal centres
While the NSW Government had already planned to implement a 'rescue package' of funding for community legal centres, such as the Intellectual Disability Rights Service,
... the federal government is to reverse its controversial funding cuts to Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in the upcoming budget – a move the community legal sector has described as a “huge relief” ... Government Reversal on Cuts to Community Legal Centres, Pro Bono Australia News, 29 April 2017
Clickability: new disability serices review site to go nationalSam Carroll, SBS, 9 March 2017
Two Melbourne-based social workers have developed a 'TripAdvisor-style' website allowing people with disabilities and their carers to rate and review support services on offer ...

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