Amaze are asking people to take action and sign their petition calling on the Government to accept all 101 recommendations in a recent Parliamentary report to improve the lives of autistic Victorians. Amaze are aiming to get over 5,000 signatures, find out more and sign the petition by clicking the button below.
Almost 2.7 million Australians care for someone with disability, a medical condition, mental illness or age-related limitations. Anyone at any time can become a carer, and National Carers Week is an an opportunity to recognise the diversity of carers and their roles. Find out more about Carers Week here
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has released their 4th quarterly report. The report highlights the schemes successes to date including 84% of surveyed participants rating their experience as being either good or very good and 15,078 participants having their NDIS plans approved this quarter. To view the full report click here.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has announced today that they've reached another milestone with 100,000 Australians having control and support over the support they receive. Read the full NDIS media release here.
The NDIA has just announced the name of it's new CEO, Robert De Luca. De Luca is the former Managing Director of Bankwest and will take over from David Bowen on the 28th August 2017 when Bowen will retire. To read the full story click here.
Recently the DHHS announced changes to the qualifications required for people providing direct care in a residential care homes. As of 1 January 2018, all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the department) are required to hold a number of qualifications. click here to read the full story.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is an annual event by Reconciliation Australia that celebrates the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. The NDS looks at their work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in providing services for First Peoples with disability. Read the full story here.
Federal Labor has outlined their policy to establish a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability. The NDS Chief Executive Dr Kevin Baker commented on the announcement, click here to read the full article.
The Australian Society for Intellectual Disability have announced the keynote speakers for their 2017 Conference. Speakers include Dr Jennifer Clegg, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham and Professor Monica Cuskelly, Associate Dean of Research at the University of Tasmania. To view the full list of speakers click here, or find out more about the event here.
The NDIS have released their first NDIS community report card based on feedback results from 2,100 Every Australian Counts supporters. The report highlights a number of areas of concern in the NDIS rollout.
The NDS has recently announced that the professional requirements for a disability support worker no longer mandate a minimum of Certificate 3, which means providers have more flexibility on staff and greater choice for participants.
National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing more than 1100 non-government service providers. Collectively, NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability.