A good way to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Good afternoon Jill,
Welcome to the latest edition of the Disability Loop newsletter. In this issue you’ll find a job advertisement from us here at AFDO for the Disability Loop project, lots of upcoming events and some new resources for people with intellectual disability and their families.
We hope you find our website and eNews useful, helpful, and easy to use. We will always welcome your feedback.
We are looking for a full-time Project Officer to work from our office at Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) on the Disability Loop project.
NDIS New World Conference: Disability in the 21st Century
NDIS will be holding a conference on disability and technology in the 21st century. The conference will include lots of different ways to learn about NDIS and technology, such as talks, workshops and a trade expo. The conference will take place in Brisbane from 27th – 29th October 2015.
My Choice Matters has developed a series of fact sheets about the NDIS, called Things you should know. Each fact sheet comes as an Easy English PDF, or Plain English DOCX. The fact sheets cover these topics:
Online peer support group
NDIS and Me Facebook group for people with Down syndrome and their families
NDIS and Me is a Facebook group just for Australians with Down syndrome and their families. The aim of the group is to help its members to get ready and get the best outcomes they can from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Conference - People with intellectual disability & the NDIS
NSW Council on Intellectual Disability Sydney, July 16-17
The annual NSW CID Conference is for people with intellectual disability, family members, professionals, advocates, disability service providers and anyone else interested in people with intellectual disability & the NDIS.
NDIS Community forums
IDEAS - NSW (Napean Blue Mountains) Napean Blue Mountains, July & August
IDEAS (Information on Disability and Education Awareness Services) is hosting a series of NDIS community forums in NSW in July and August.
The forums will be an interactive 2 1/2 hour information session where you will learn lots of information about how the NDIS roll out will work in your local area. Free entry, free childcare available, refreshments provided.
Queensland Government Local and online QLD NDIS events calendar
The Queensland Government has an online calendar which has NDIS related events such as forums, workshops, information sessions and webinars. These are hosted by a range of service providers, advocacy organisations, and government. These events are designed to help Queenslanders prepare for the NDIS.
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