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.

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The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has released a regularly updated calendar of events related to the rollout of the NDIS in 2016. The new NDIS events calendar connects Queenslanders with disability, their families and carers, businesses and service providers with...
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The 2016 Australian of the Year Awards are now open for nomination. Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their...
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The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has developed a free e-Learning site, designed to be an interactive education resource for everyone with an interest in intellectual disability mental health. The site has been divided into...
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The First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) has partnered with the Australian Government's National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Programme on its NDCO Indigenous Awareness Project . This project aims to give valuable insights and confidence to both service providers and Aboriginal and...
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Carers Link invites you to a forum to prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme which will commence in Queensland in July 2016. Hear an update about the NDIS and feedback on trial sites from the NDIA and receive practical advice and information on topics such as financial planning,...
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The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) provides people with disability access to effective disability advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling community participation. The Australian Government has launched NDAP Provider...
The Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group, convened by QCOSS, promotes acccess to services for persons from Non English Speaking Backgrounds and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds who require assistance through interpreters and translators. The group is seeking information...
Centacare Brisbane are hosting some exciting workshops in February and March 2015. FINDING COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS TO HOARDING IN BRISBANE Presented by hoarding expert, author & researcher Dr Christiana Bratiotis. You are invited to participate in a unique opportunity to learn about how USA...
This is the sixth conference in a series in which the populations of interest are Indigenous peoples from Australia, New Zealand and beyond, the residents of Australia’s neighbouring island nations, and people living with and recovering from mental and/or physical illness or disability in remote...
Carers Queensland to deliver Cert III in Community Services Work Are you an unpaid family carer or former carer in rural Queensland who wants a job, but can't afford to upskill? Carers Queensland will be training up to 75 carers in Certificate III in Community Services Work in six rural areas:...

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