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self advocacy member Andrew

Power of the Voice

Wednesday, 8 August, 2018 - 16:07

Kerry and Mark from Legal Aid presented at the last Self Advocacy Forum to receive feedback on their new educational presentation called No More Fines.

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Mother Thuc and Son William

Navigating the NDIS

Wednesday, 1 August, 2018 - 15:12

Thuc Tran was worried about the future for her nine year old son, William. Thuc was aware that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was coming and she knew that she had to be prepared. The family support group Thuc attends reached out to VALID and the group took part in the NDIS - Families as Planning Partners course. 

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5 things to know about NDIS

Five things to know when you're moving to the NDIS

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 - 10:14

VALID is providing information and advocacy support to people living in government managed group homes and their families during their transition to the NDIS. Our advocates are learning a lot about how to ensure the transition runs smoothly. Here are their top five tips. 

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David P from VALID launches Steps to Speaking Up Advocacy Manual

Steps to Speaking Up Statewide Forum

Monday, 16 July, 2018 - 10:08

VALID and FIN Victoria held the Steps To Speaking Up forum on Thursday 12 July in Bendigo. David Petherick, Deputy CEO of VALID, emceed the forum. Projects supporting parents with disability engaged with the child protection system were showcased.

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People at a forum asking questions

DHHS releases answers to transfer questions

Thursday, 5 July, 2018 - 13:51

The Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have released a series of questions and answers for residents of group homes, their families and staff. They are about the transfer to non-government service providers in the transition to the NDIS. We picked out a few highlights.

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Paul ans Adam

Growing from strength to strength

Monday, 2 July, 2018 - 14:04

Paul Campbell has been part of the VALID family for the past 14 years. In that time he has attended Northern Self Advocacy Network meetings (NSAN), Having a Say Conference and participated in other VALID events or projects. His mother has seen him grow from strength to strength.

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woman sitting at laptop working on NDIS plan

Being prepared pays off

Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 14:52

Jane Thompson participated in VALID's NDIS - Families as Planning Partners course to ensure that her sister-in-law Jill received the supports she needed to live a fulfilling life in the community. 

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