Thursday, 11 October, 2018 - 15:07
As part of Passenger Week, Metro Trains Melbourne hosted a Q&A panel discussion consisting of self advocates who access metro trains on a regular basis.
Thursday, 11 October, 2018 - 14:19
Lisa Smith rang the VALID advocacy team on behalf of her daughter Ann because Ann wanted to change her NDIS plan to better suit her needs and interests.Working together they were able to connect with a support coordinator who sort out services catering to Ann's needs and goals.
Thursday, 4 October, 2018 - 08:15
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides an exciting opportunity for people with disabilities to reach their goals. Most adults have some ideas about goals they would like to achieve in their life – to have meaningful work, happy relationships, travel overseas - but what are goals when it comes to the NDIS? Here are some tips for you when deciding on your NDIS goals.
Wednesday, 3 October, 2018 - 08:45
Vision Australia called upon the State Government to follow in the footsteps of NSW by mandating, promoting and monitoring accessibility guidelines. Simone Stevens attended the Vision Australia Election Priorities event to hear what they had to say.
Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 - 13:24
On September 1st, members of VALID's Frankston Peer Action Group and the Southern Self Advocacy Network were invited to meet with Linda Burney (Federal Shadow Minister for Family and Social Services) and Peta Murphy (ALP candidate for the local federal seat of Dunkley) to discuss issues that were of importance to them.
Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 - 09:37
In the past three weeks, VALID advocates have been in Ararat, Stawell and Warrnambool assisting 28 people living in DHHS specialist accommodation with their first NDIS plan. Most of the people we met lived at large institutions across Victoria, but have started going to their local football club, playing in the Tri-State Games, and taking interstate holidays. Read about how the NDIS is the big change people have been waiting for.