Wednesday, 13 June, 2018 - 08:39
VALID’s advocacy team is working across Victoria to support people who are transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), including many people who have complex behaviour support needs.
Thursday, 7 June, 2018 - 12:25
Simone Stevens has been Communications Officer at VALID for two years. Simone is also a great self-advocate and has always wanted to be an advocate. Recently Simone was asked to support someone and learnt the importance of communication and regularly touching base with the client.
Wednesday, 6 June, 2018 - 11:26
From May 30th to June 1st 2018 VALID staff members Heather Forsyth, Zoe and Broadway and CEO Kevin Stone attended the Inclusion International's World Congress in Birmingham. The World Congress brought together people and organisations from all over the world to learn from and inspire each other.
Monday, 28 May, 2018 - 13:05
“As a woman with an intellectual disability, I can say that abuse from people who were supposed to be caring for me has had a very bad long-term impact on my life”, says self-advocate Heather Forsyth.
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 - 16:16
A few months ago, the VALID Moe Peer Action Group (PAG) decided they wanted to have their own radio show, and so they made a plan. The plan started with the big idea (the radio show) and then they worked out what they needed to do to make it come to life.
Monday, 14 May, 2018 - 08:50
Today VALID and 22 other organisations have together released a statement in response recent news from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) about Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).
We welcome the good ideas the NDIA have committed to - but we are deeply concerned about the news regarding shared housing and supports. It suggests shared living arrangements will be much, much more common that individual housing and supports.
Monday, 9 April, 2018 - 15:14
With the roll out of the NDIS, Victorian Government managed group homes will be transitioning to non-government providers. This will mean a lot of really big changes, so we've been busy asking questions, finding answers, and supporting residents and families with information and advocacy.
Thursday, 29 March, 2018 - 11:05
Luke Nelson is a Community Coordinator for the Mainstream and Me project, which helps mainstream providers to be more inclusive for people with disability. In this article Luke talks about the Mainstream and Me project, and his experience of the 2018 Having a Say conference.