Introduction to the NDIS Introduction to the NDIS
My Choice Matters – Training opens doors My Choice Matters – Training opens doors
Ability Links: Building inclusive communities Ability Links: Building inclusive communities
The importance of pre-planning The importance of pre-planning
CALD A view from the back of the bus: a reflection on the need for a culturally responsive NDIS

A view from the back of the bus: a reflection on the need for a culturally responsive NDIS

People with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds make up only a small proportion of people who are currently disability service recipients. Diana Qian argues greater resources are needed to ensure people from CALD backgrounds have equal access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Education Inclusion of young children with developmental delay and/or disability.

Inclusion of young children with developmental delay and/or disability.

Inclusion of children with developmental delay and / or disability is not an optional extra – inclusion is a human right. Emma Pierce explains inclusion is much more than just being physically in the same place alongside other people.

Judicial System Cognitive Disability and the Justice system

Cognitive Disability and the Justice system

According to the NSW Law Reform Commission more than a third of people appearing before NSW Local Courts may have a cognitive disability. Susan Beggs explores the sociological risk factors that have put them there.

Community Sector So, you want to employ a consultant.

So, you want to employ a consultant.

It is common for organisations to require the services of an external consultant for specialist services. Shane Rendalls provides a guide to getting what you want from your consultants.

Recent Posts

Introduction to the NDIS
National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

Introduction to the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme heralds a flexible approach to supporting people with disability in the community. Enis Jusufspahic explains where the Scheme came from and how it operates.

Inclusion of young children with developmental delay and/or disability.
Disability Services / Education / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

Inclusion of young children with developmental delay and/or disability.

Inclusion of children with developmental delay and / or disability is not an optional extra – inclusion is a human right. Emma Pierce explains inclusion is much more than just being physically in the same place alongside other people.

Local service profile: Holdsworth Community
Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

Local service profile: Holdsworth Community

Holdsworth Community has a long history of supporting people living with intellectual disabilities across the eastern suburbs and City of Sydney. Miguel Lane-Mullins looks at some of the support changes for people with disabilities living in the area.

A view from the back of the bus: a reflection on the need for a culturally responsive NDIS
CALD / Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

A view from the back of the bus: a reflection on the need for a culturally responsive NDIS

People with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds make up only a small proportion of people who are currently disability service recipients. Diana Qian argues greater resources are needed to ensure people from CALD backgrounds have equal access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Tailored Information and Advocacy Services for People with a Disability
Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

Tailored Information and Advocacy Services for People with a Disability

With a myriad of information available, there is often the assumption that the information supplied is free, accurate and independent. Diana Palmer argues this belief often does not reflect reality.

Cognitive Disability and the Justice system
Disability Services / Judicial System / Mental Health / Summer 2016-17

Cognitive Disability and the Justice system

According to the NSW Law Reform Commission more than a third of people appearing before NSW Local Courts may have a cognitive disability. Susan Beggs explores the sociological risk factors that have put them there.

So, you want to employ a consultant.
Community Sector / Summer 2016-17

So, you want to employ a consultant.

It is common for organisations to require the services of an external consultant for specialist services. Shane Rendalls provides a guide to getting what you want from your consultants.

My Choice Matters – Training opens doors
Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

My Choice Matters – Training opens doors

My Choice Matters offers a range of training programs for people with a disability. What better way to talk about it than Alanna Julian telling her own story about how this training helped her get a job with My Choice Matters.

Ability Links: Building inclusive communities
Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

Ability Links: Building inclusive communities

Ability Links NSW is a statewide initiative that is all about building inclusive communities. They do this in two ways: working with individuals on their personal goals to connect them with their community in a way that’s meaningful for them; and working alongside community groups and businesses to support them to become more welcoming and accessible. The stories in this article illustrate how this works in practice.

The importance of pre-planning
Disability Services / National Disability Insurance Scheme / Summer 2016-17

The importance of pre-planning

A good pre-planning process can make a big difference to a person’s outcomes in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Leanne Fretten explains Sylvanvale’s experience of working with people before their initial meeting.