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NEW TO THE NDIS? Three ways to manage your NDIS plan funding

NEW TO THE NDIS? Three ways to manage your NDIS plan funding

13 April 2022
When you receive NDIS funding for your plan, it can be a bit confusing knowin...
The national survey for NDIS participants, family and carers is now open

The national survey for NDIS participants, family and carers is now open

13 April 2022
The annual Long Form Outcomes Framework (LFOF) survey, used to measure how ND...
Better Rehab - Industry Focus

Better Rehab - Industry Focus

07 April 2022
With locations across Australia, allied health experts Better Rehab have been...
Be loud, be heard - Defend our NDIS

Be loud, be heard - Defend our NDIS

22 April 2022
Participants, their carers, family, friends and even providers and support workers have been urged to get behind the National Day of NDIS Action on...
NEW TO THE NDIS? Three ways to manage your NDIS plan funding

NEW TO THE NDIS? Three ways to manage your NDIS plan funding

13 April 2022
When you receive NDIS funding for your plan, it can be a bit confusing knowing how to manage it, who can help and what to do!
Chill out and discover new paths at Brisbane Expo!

Chill out and discover new paths at Brisbane Expo!

26 April 2022
April is World Autism Month, so to round the month off, why not head to the Brisbane Disability Connection Expo 2022, Sponsored by Holistic Horizon...
Be loud, be heard - Defend our NDIS

Be loud, be heard - Defend our NDIS

22 April 2022
Participants, their carers, family, friends and even providers and support workers have been urged to get behind the National Day of NDIS Action on...
Tricia Malowney is helping empower the disability sector

Tricia Malowney is helping empower the disability sector

23 March 2022
Even after many successful decades of work and study, Chief Accessibility Advocate to the Department of Transport (DoT) Tricia Malowney says she is...
Support workers need to know the boundaries when it comes to being “friends”

Support workers need to know the boundaries when it comes to being “friends”

17 March 2022
Disability support workers and participants need to understand the boundaries when it comes to fulfilling their role, according to controversial ad...
Commonly asked NDIS questions

Commonly asked NDIS questions

02 March 2022
We get it. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a tough nut to crack and an even tougher nut to understand and navigate, which is why...
A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

31 March 2022
April is World Autism Month and we at Developing Australian Communities love to share your stories and perspectives. From participants, carers and ...
Helping Queensland people living with a disability stay connected

Helping Queensland people living with a disability stay connected

13 January 2022
The Queensland Government has delivered on its election promise to ensure that Queenslanders living with disability can stay connected to their com...
NDIS launches new app for self-managed participants

NDIS launches new app for self-managed participants

13 December 2021
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has launched the My NDIS app – a new mobile phone application for self-managing National Disability...
Recent floods add to homeless crisis for those with a disability

Recent floods add to homeless crisis for those with a disability

16 March 2022
Recent flooding devastation has magnified an already escalating housing crisis across the board but specifically for those living with a disability...
Does the NDIS pay rent?

Does the NDIS pay rent?

10 November 2021
A frequently-asked question by National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants is can the scheme help pay the rent. The short answer is no.
Rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords and NDIS-funded rental home modifications

Rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords and NDIS-funded rental home modifications

15 October 2021
The recent case of a Tasmanian participant losing her NDIS-modified rental home has put the spotlight on renters’ rights and landlord responsibilit...
St. John Ambulance offers transport options in regional Queensland

St. John Ambulance offers transport options in regional Queensland

Do you know of someone who is unable to access their community due to a lack of transport? Did you know St. John Ambulance delivers such a service?...
Driving and car modifications under NDIS

Driving and car modifications under NDIS

Whether you’re learning to drive for the first time or just acquired a disability and want to get back into it, the National Disability Insurance S...
Kiss goodbye to MS - Walk 50km in May!

Kiss goodbye to MS - Walk 50km in May!

27 April 2022
Australians have been asked to run or walk 50km in May to help raise funds to leave multiple sclerosis where it belongs - behind us.
Chill out and discover new paths at Brisbane Expo!

Chill out and discover new paths at Brisbane Expo!

26 April 2022
April is World Autism Month, so to round the month off, why not head to the Brisbane Disability Connection Expo 2022, Sponsored by Holistic Horizon...
SA Police recruits to undertake autism training

SA Police recruits to undertake autism training

06 April 2022
April is Autism Awareness Month - we continue our series of articles focussing on autism and autistic people throughout the month. Police recruits...
A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

31 March 2022
April is World Autism Month and we at Developing Australian Communities love to share your stories and perspectives. From participants, carers and ...
The NDIS doesn’t fund holidays but STX may help you take one!

The NDIS doesn’t fund holidays but STX may help you take one!

21 March 2022
While the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) does not fund holidays for participants or their informal carers or family members, there are...
How to overcome challenges when dating with a disability

How to overcome challenges when dating with a disability

09 March 2022
When Aussie Paralympian Dylan Alcott was named Australian of the Year in January, it did not just turn the spotlight on the disability sector and t...
Creative arts therapy has been proven to empower people with a disability

Creative arts therapy has been proven to empower people with a disability

08 February 2022
It is becoming more apparent that unleashing your creative talent through art is a sure way to calm the soul and soothe the mind, as MARINA REYNOLD...
ACALS program brings old furniture to life and participants together

ACALS program brings old furniture to life and participants together

22 December 2021
“Coming together, to support one another” is Accessible Care & Lifestyle Services’ (ACALS) slogan - and the provider’s hugely popular Upcycle R...
New journalist’s manual is an educational look at appropriate language in the disability sector

New journalist’s manual is an educational look at appropriate language in the disability sector

15 December 2021
Nothing about us without us - that’s the golden rule authors of the new Disability Reporting Handbook lived by when creating the manual for journal...
New Disability Strategy targets change over next decade

New Disability Strategy targets change over next decade

07 December 2021
The Australian Government has released its Disability Strategy 2021-2031 to help drive change in the sector over the next decade.
Life Without Barriers - Industry Focus

Life Without Barriers - Industry Focus

12 November 2021
Life Without Barriers is all about changing lives for the better in an inclusive way.
NDIA seeks feedback on Partners in the Community program

NDIA seeks feedback on Partners in the Community program

15 October 2021
The NDIA is calling on service organisations and the broader sector to provide feedback on the Partners in the Community (PITC) program, to help im...
New Sesame Street Muppet has a disability

New Sesame Street Muppet has a disability

07 April 2022
There’s a new Muppet on the Sesame Street block, and she uses a wheelchair.
SA Police recruits to undertake autism training

SA Police recruits to undertake autism training

06 April 2022
April is Autism Awareness Month - we continue our series of articles focussing on autism and autistic people throughout the month. Police recruits...
A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

31 March 2022
April is World Autism Month and we at Developing Australian Communities love to share your stories and perspectives. From participants, carers and ...
New Sesame Street Muppet has a disability

New Sesame Street Muppet has a disability

07 April 2022
There’s a new Muppet on the Sesame Street block, and she uses a wheelchair.
First film with a largely deaf cast wins best picture at Academy Awards

First film with a largely deaf cast wins best picture at Academy Awards

29 March 2022
Family drama movie CODA has become the first film with a predominantly deaf cast to win the best picture Oscar at the 2022 94th Academy Awards.
MATES helps people with a disability learn to swim

MATES helps people with a disability learn to swim

29 March 2022
Swim programs Austswim and Kids Alive Do The Five have joined forces to make swimming more accessible for people living with a disability.
Disability advocates urge Disability Royal Commission into Omicron crisis

Disability advocates urge Disability Royal Commission into Omicron crisis

01 February 2022
The board of Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy organisation is calling on the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) to launch an emergenc...
Queensland woman charged in relation to $480,000 NDIS fraud

Queensland woman charged in relation to $480,000 NDIS fraud

08 December 2021
A woman believed to be the director of two disability services providers has been charged after raids on the Sunshine Coast following an investigat...
Submissions flood in as Royal Commission releases new paper

Submissions flood in as Royal Commission releases new paper

07 December 2021
More than 3200 submissions and almost 11,500 telephone inquiries have been received by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Explo...
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