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Disability Loop eNews Issue #1
12/06/2015
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In this issue:


Welcome

News Resources Survey

Welcome to Disability Loop

 

A good way to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)


Good afternoon <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the second issue of Disability Loop
eNews! If you missed Issue #1, it's not too late to 
catch up on it here.

You might notice we have changed the banner photo on this issue (and the one on our website will change next week). We had some feedback that the image we had been using looked a bit too much like someone taking care of a person with a disability rather than the great sense of independence you get from our new image.  

We hope you find our website and eNews useful, helpful, and easy to use. Just like the above, we always welcome your feedback.

News

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My Access Checker has changed


Today the NDIS has launched the NDIS Access Checklist, which replaces 'My Access Checker'. This tool was designed to help people understand if they would be able to join the NDIS, but lots of people said it was confusing.

The new NDIS Access Checklist is easier to understand and use, and is available from the NDIS website now.


Read more about it on our website.

Resources

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Video
Disability Loop staff on the NDIS at Limbs 4 Kids
Transcript coming soon


Disability Loop Senior Project Manager Catherine McAlpine and Project Manager Leah van Poppel discuss the NDIS and the Disability Loop Project at the Limbs 4 Kids Parent Information Forum on Self-Advocacy and the NDIS on Sunday April 13, 2015. Limbs 4 Kids have just launched a brand new website full of great resources, you can find it at www.limbs4kids.org.au.

The transcript for this video will be available soon. 

Read more or watch the video here. 
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Website
Peer Connect


The Peer Connect website is for people living with disability, their families and supporters.

It has information about having choice and control in your life, the NDIS, connecting with Peer Support Networks and getting involved with your community. 

It also has information for Disability Support Organisations (DSOs) participating in the DSO Capacity Building Project.


Read more about it here.
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Website
Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU)


Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU) is a statewide service established to resource the disability advocacy sector in Victoria. 

The resources that DARU provides aims to support the disability advocacy sector and disability advocates through disseminating relevant and up to date information, organising forums around the state so that there is a coordinated approach to issues of concern, providing professional development opportunities and undertaking capacity building projects on behalf of the sector.


Read more about it here.

Survey

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Final week - what do you know about the NDIS?


We have designed a survey that will help us understand how people have been learning about the NDIS. We are closing it next week.

There are lots of different ways to learn about the NDIS. You might have read some brochures, or watched a video, or heard stories, or browsed some 
websites. Or maybe you haven't heard much about it because it's confusing, or you don't know where to start looking, or the right information hasn't been accessible to you.

We want to make sure everyone in Australia can understand whatever they want about the NDIS, without it being a hassle. That's why we are asking you to fill out our survey. When everyone has done the survey, we will study the results. 


We will write about the things everyone said in the survey. This will be a report. We will put the report on our website and in our eNews so that everyone can learn from it. We will also show it to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) - they are the people who run the NDIS. 

Once the NDIA have read the report they can start making changes. They will look at the problems people wrote about in the survey, and figure out ways of fixing those problems. They will make sure information about the NDIS is easier for people to access. Other organisations can use the information in the report to make good changes too. 

Anyone can fill out this survey. We do not ask for your name or contact information. This means that you can write anything you
want but we will not know who wrote it. This is good for your privacy. However, if you have any questions or comments for us and you would like us to contact you, please include your email address or phone number in the text box on the last question (question 15).

Anyone that has already filled in the survey is welcome to contact us by phone (1800 219 969) or email
jean@afdo.org.au with any questions, or if you would like to fill out the survey in a different way.

Click here to open the survey.

It might take you around 10 minutes to complete.

Thank you!

 
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