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Anthony pointing at the whiteboard with information about the NDIS

NDIS needs to address all the issues

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.

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portrait of Simone Stevens, VALID staff member, smiling at the camera

In someone else's shoes

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. 

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Moe Peer Action Group members sitting in radio studio.

Moe group hits the airwaves

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.

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joint statement SDA

Joint Statement on the NDIA’s Specialist Disability Accommodation Provider and Investor Brief

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. 

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Luke Nelson talks Mainstream and Me

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. 

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