Welcome to the Community Door information portal on disability.

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.

Carers Queensland are running a series of free NDIS workshops in early 2015. Does your organisation support people who will be impacted by the NDIS in Queensland? Would you like to know how to prepare your clients for the NDIS? Carers Queensland can train you to deliver an NDIS workshop to your own...
This project addresses the importance of culturally appropriate service delivery and disability sector development needs specifically relating to communication. The project aims to enhance the capacity and capability of the disability sector to assist people from a culturally and linguistically...
Accessible Mental Health Services for People with an Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Providers This guide offers an overview of intellectual disability mental health, why accessible services are important, and the principles that should guide service delivery, practical strategies for...
The KISA phone is the first mobile phone in Australia that can finally make mobile technology affordable and accessible to everyone. The phone has been designed in conjunction with the community and several major associations including those supporting the disabled and vision impaired. The KISA...
The report of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme provides the committee's view on a range of complex matters and makes some important recommendations. The committee hopes that in performing its key task of reviewing the implementation and administration of the...
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released new data to update its publication on Gender Indicators in Australia. You can access some of the key data in a summary , which covers employment rates, pay scales, health issues and education levels, divided by gender. You can also read some more in...
Health Start is conducting a study to document the family, social and cultural circumstances of parents with intellectual disabilities. Researchers are undertaking analysis of survey data sources from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Western Australia Data Linkage System (via the Telethon...
A braille mobile phone for people who are blind is now available in Australia. Users can design their personalised braille phone on the OwnFone Australia website. They will need to provide up to three contact names, which will automatically be converted into braille. These names are then printed on...
UnitingCare lifeAssist has launched a new website in a bid to make it easier for people seeking assistance within the aged-care or disability support sectors and trying to navigate their way through community service options. The website will offer information on the lifeAssist programs plus...
Disability support organisation Lifestart has unveiled a collaborative online support platform called Online Inclusion (Oi) to provide a national information hub on disability. Oi will offer a structured and informal online support platform for people with a disability who are isolated and...

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