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 NDIS early transition sites in Townsville, Charters Towers and Palm Island is progressing as planned, with 10 new Local Area Coordinators this month. The Queensland early launch sites will deliver supports and services to children and young people under 18 years of age in Townsville and...
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The NDIS Assistive Technology Strategy was recently released at the NDIS New World Conference. Technology is increasingly a part of everyone’s life, and for people with disability it can help them perform tasks they could not otherwise do, and to do this more safely and securely. It is allowing...
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My Learning Passport is a free online workshop, supporting people with intellectual or learning disability to start their journey towards the NDIS. It has been developed by the Queenslanders with a Disability Network. The 8 short videos are presented by peer facilitators Sam Matheson and Kane...
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A new free online learning program is now available for providers transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Costing and Pricing Learning Program Project has been developed by NDS and Curtin Not-for-Profit Initiative to help meet the costing and pricing challenge...
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The Indigneous Australian with Mental Health Disorders and Cognitive Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System (IAMHDCD) project at the University of New South Wales has recently released its report: A predictable and preventable path. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with mental and...
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The Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Guide for Parents booklet is designed to provide parents, caregivers, and/or family members of children with learning difficulties with a greater awareness and understanding of the impact learning difficulties can have on children during their school years...
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On 28 August 2015, Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke announced the Queensland Government’s support for the ‘Queensland NDIS non-government sector workforce strategy’ at a National Disability Services (NDS) National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) briefing in Brisbane. The Queensland...
2015 QCOSS State Conference - Individuals building thriving communities 13 and 14 October 2015 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Visit the conference website to learn more about the conference. Register here to be part of this exciting two-day event DAY ONE – TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER This year...
Advocacy for Inclusion has developed the world's first Supported Decision Making app . The App, specifically built for people with disabilities, is designed to assist people to make their own decisions and control their own lives. Everybody has the ability to make their own decisions, but some...
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A new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) price guide has been released (effective 1 August 2015). This shorter price guide complements the streamlined participant plan format which will come into effect on the same day. While the new arrangements should not affect the range of services...

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