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Monday 13th May, 2024

The Victorian 2024-25 State budget was delivered on Tuesday 7th May 2024. The theme for this year’s state budget was around Helping Families– making sensible decisions to relieve the cost…

Tuesday 13th September, 2022
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was welcomed in 2013. But it's become complicated. The onus falls on people with disability to put their support needs into NDIS language, but
Thursday 28th July, 2022

In March 2021 the NDIA released the Regulated Restrictive Practices Guide which identifies each regulated restrictive practice and provides practice advice consistent with a positive behaviour support framework and contemporary…

Request for advocacy in the NDIS has increased dramatically in recent times but many referrals are inappropriate. Here are some common ones that demonstrate why. Q: My client needs their…

Applying for the NDIS A person with disability must first complete an Access Request form in order to become an NDIS participant. Evidence, such as a diagnosis and functional capacity…

Disability Advocate Funded variously by state and federal government programs as a free service for people with disability. Support Coordinator Funded by participant plans (only plans with a Support Coordination…

Participants: Are people with disability with a current NDIS plan. Use their plans to purchase supports that align with their areas of life goals such as independent living, community participation…

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was welcomed in 2013.  Its purpose was to realise a human rights based disability support system that would offer people with disability choice and
Michelle Villeneuve
Thursday 1st July, 2021
This issues paper was prepared in response to the lived experience and literature presented at the Disability and Disaster Resilience forum hosted by DARU on 27 August 2020 which built