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Disability touches the lives of many Queenslanders, with close to one in five Queenslanders living with a disability. An estimated 236,200 Queenslanders of all ages have a profound or severe disability. People with a profound or severe disability require assistance in everyday activities, such as self-care, mobility and communication. Providing people with a disability with the support to participate in all domains of life is critical.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will start in Queensland from 1 July 2016 and will be fully implemented by 30 June 2019. The NDIS will transform the way people with disability access disability care and supports, and revolutionise the way disability supports are funded and delivered.

When the roll-out is completed in 2019, around 97,000 Queenslanders with significant or profound disability will have choice and control over the support they receive. The NDIS will also bring exciting opportunities for mainstream services, and the broader community.

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to people with a disability, family and friends, and those working in the disability sector.

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These South East Queensland (SEQ) forums will bring together a broad range of key stakeholders from across the disability sector skills ecosystem. The aim of the forums is to explore, share and hear insights and to work collaboratively to develop strategies for the greater SEQ NDIS regions (...
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The NDIS will roll out early for existing Queensland Government disability services users in Ipswich, Lockyer, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Bundaberg and the area of Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders. The National Disability Insurance Agency can approve NDIS plans for users of existing...
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Michael Hogan, Director-General of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, has issued a letter which highlights the funding contained in the 2017-18 Budget for Ministers' portfolios within the department. Read the attached letter in full.
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Queensland Government media release Queenslanders with disability are set to benefit from a record $1.887 billion in the State Budget for disability services and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout. Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke said the Budget again showed the...
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Supported Independent Living (SIL) is assistance with and/or supervising tasks of daily life to develop the skills of individuals to live as autonomously as possible. On 1 June 2017, a new way of processing SIL quotes will be implemented by the NDIA. All providers will be required to use the new...
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AMPARO Advocacy is raising awareness about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities so people with disability and their families are able to understand and get ready for the NDIS. AMPARO Advocacy Inc is a non-profit community based...
The Cultural and Linguistic Diversity program of Carers Queensland delivers training and awareness on CALD specific issues to service providers to become more culturally aware employees. Working with people with disability and their carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (...
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The NDIS Essential Briefing, one-day conference, is back and registrations are now open for 2017. A key focus of this year’s NDIS Essential Briefing series will be next steps to get the Scheme on track. NDS will present you with our plan for the way forward to ensure a strong and sustainable...
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Community groups and NGOs across Queensland can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to hold an event to mark Disability Action Week ( Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th September) or International Day of People with Disability (3rd December). A total of $150,000 is available for events to promote the...
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Queensland Government media release Townsville’s newest $1.3 million disability housing project will officially opening its doors today, allowing four local people with disability the choice to live in their community, instead of in health and aged care facilities. Disability Services Minister...

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The Complex Communication Needs booklet was produced in an acknowledgement of the impact that skilled communication partners can have on the success of communication. It aims to share information about what the term "complex communication needs" means, the perspectives of some people with complex...
Ramp Up in the ABC's new online destination for news, discussion, debate and humour for everyone in Australia's disability communities. Whether you live with a disability, are a friend or family member of someone with a disability, work in the sector or just want to get a better picture, this is a...

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Community of practice
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Anne Curson, Queensland Council of Social Service

It’s uncomfortable, complex, frustrating and is the origin of many of our struggles. Change - it is something that we all experience daily but don’t necessarily embrace. In the community services sector, change is something that we are accustomed to in our work places. It is a process that can...

Volunteering ACT
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Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service

Volunteering ACT's pilot project, the Inclusive Volunteering Program, provides support to facilitate vulnerable people into volunteering placements, to increase social and economic participation in the broader community...

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