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It is OK to seek help

Thursday, 16 May, 2019 - 13:39

Sometimes people get caught in situations where they feel confused, misunderstood or unsafe. Self-advocate Elicia found herself in a situation recently where she felt unsafe and found the courage to seek help.

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What to expect from your Support Coordinator

Wednesday, 15 May, 2019 - 10:16

VALID is contacted almost every day by NDIS participants, families, and Support Coordinators for advice about Support Coordination. NDIS participants tell VALID that they are not sure what their Support Coordinator should do for them, and Support Coordinators often call to request an advocate for a participant when the task that needs to be done is something a Support Coordinator should do.

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NDIS Make It Work

Monday, 6 May, 2019 - 11:43

People with disability, families, carers and people who work in the sector all came together on Friday 3rd May for a National Day of Action, organised by Every Australia Counts, to demand a better NDIS.

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Interview with Professor Gerard Quinn

Thursday, 4 April, 2019 - 10:20

Professor Gerard Quinn, from the National University of Ireland. was recently invited to Australia in March 2019 by Deakin University to do a series of presentations. 

John McKenna and Gerard discuss how other countries are looking at topics such as guardianship, supported decision making, and how other countries are also looking closely at the development of our National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Having a Say Conference

Simone Stevens reporting on the Having a Say Conference

Thursday, 21 March, 2019 - 15:30

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Having a Say Conference which was held at Deakin University Waterfront Campus. Over 1000 people from across Australia and the world attended the three-day event. It’s always fabulous to see everyone attending the conference, but especially this year in its 20th year.

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