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Two people sitting at a desk going through an NDIS plan

VALID on the road

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. 

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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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