I grew up “with my mother’s knees” – the sort that didn’t like to stay together when I looked a certain way. And I also learned her generous ways, and gave the same delights to my daughter. Oh, and apparently there were quite a few other genes I passed on that were “just not right” in so many ways.
People with disability in Western Australia have again been left wondering about their future after the state and federal governments missed the deadline for agreement on how the NDIS will be delivered in their state.
Over the weekend thousands of people with disability and their supporters flooded social media to tell state and territory ministers that the make up of a new NDIA Board must include people with lived experience of disability and service provision. Join the social media action!
Nominations are now open for the 2017 NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards. The awards are about recognising innovation displayed by people and organisations making a difference to the lives of people with disability, their families and carers.
Australian’s 2.8 million unpaid carers provide an estimated 1.9 billion hours of care a year. In the lead up to National Carers Week (October 16-22), we asked Carers Australia CEO, Ara Cresswell why carers count.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is one of the most important social reforms in recent history. The NDIS creates a uniform system of disability services across Australia and increases the social and economic participation of people with disability.
The right to live independently and participate fully in life is a pillar of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disability. – which marks its 10-year anniversary this year. As Leigh Creighton investigates in this new video with CDAH, supported by the FACS Digital Stories Project, it’s fundamental to the NDIS as well.