Thursday, 5 December, 2019 - 10:19
CEO Kevin presented with Alan Robertson, and Advocacy Manager Sarah Forbes was there as part of a panel of advocates at the Disability Royal Commission this month.
Monday, 28 October, 2019 - 14:21
On Wednesday 16 October 2019, Jake Castledine, and his mother, Janice Castledine, received the news that they won their three-year-long battle with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
Thursday, 19 September, 2019 - 12:03
VALID thanks the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme for the opportunity presented by this inquiry to further examine and address some of the important issues with Supported Independent Living (SIL) funding. VALID has three key points and recommendations based on our experience of providing direct assistance over the past six years to hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities who are participants of the scheme.
Wednesday, 7 August, 2019 - 10:23
On Wednesday 31st July over 80 people gathered at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne to celebrate the work of the writers who entered the 3rd Annual Dulcie Stone Writers Award which VALID hosts in partnership with Writers Victoria.
Wednesday, 7 August, 2019 - 10:02
John McKenna sat down with Olivia Petty from the Disability, Priority Communities Division for the Victoria Police.They discussed her role and how the Victoria Police are working with people with an intellectual disability.
Thursday, 18 July, 2019 - 11:31
The NDIS has a Code of Conduct to make sure that you receive high quality products and services and that you are safe when you are receiving NDIS-funded supports. Advocacy Manager, Sarah Forbes, breaks down the NDIS Code of Conduct and explains what it all means
Wednesday, 5 June, 2019 - 12:54
The National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 says that people with disabilities are the decision-makers about their NDIS planning and supports. Even if you need a lot of support to make your wishes known, you have the right to have others help you to do what you would like to do. Someone else should only be making decisions for you if you really can’t make the decision for yourself and only if there is absolutely no other option. Our Advocacy manager Sarah Forbes goes through your rights when it comes to the NDIS and making decisions
Wednesday, 5 June, 2019 - 08:43
The VALID Moe Peer Acton Group, Moe Life Skills, High Street Community Hub and Latrobe City Council in partnership with film makers and producers from the City of Port Phillip, Arts Access Victoria, the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU) and MOJO Films held an outdoor screening of Fantastic Flicks at the High Street Community Hub on Friday 5 of April.
Monday, 3 June, 2019 - 12:34
VALIDs’ Keys to Success team have been working in rural Victoria. They delivered the Staying Safe presentation to a group of young adults from Special Olympics Victoria in Echuca. The people who attended were enthusiastic and honest in their reaction to the videos and conversation. VALID also received great feedback - that the presentation was informative and easy to understand.