A good way to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
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We're sending this eNews for the second time today, because we made an embarrassing mistake the first time around! We said that our CEO Matthew Wright is at the Desert Harmony Festival in the Northern Territory, but what we meant to say was that he is at the Garma Festival of Traditional Culture. Please accept our apologies.
This week we said farewell to Leah van Poppel, one of the three members of the Disability Loop team, who is moving to a bigger role as the CEO of Blind Citizens Australia. We were very lucky to have her on our team and we wish her all the best!
Also this week, we at AFDO had a big meeting. In a few weeks we will have some exciting news for you all about Disability Loop, and how we'd like to make it even better for all of you. We'll be asking for your advice, and might even ask you to get artistic and creative, so stay tuned!
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NDIS in regional Australia
The ABC news program Lateline aired a story on Wednesday night (July 29) about the NDIS in rural and regional areas.
People are worried that service providers might not want to go to remote areas. They are worried they will have to move to bigger towns to get the supports they need, which is against the NDIS's philosophy of having choice and control. Employing local people might be the answer.
Women with Disabilities Victoria have produced a comprehensive 8-page fact sheet on the NDIS for women with disabilities. This fact sheet was carefully designed in consultation with women with disabilities in Victoria:
to ensure you understand how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can improve your life
how to get the maximum benefit out of a package
and what to look for in a gender sensitive quality service
It also includes a handy checklist to help you figure out what to do.
Western Australians with disabilities and their families have a new online peer support group on Facebook. This is an inclusive space for people to talk, and to compare and discuss both trail sites and schemes in WA.