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Hi Cecile,

This newsletter's a little like the song Bohemian Rhapsody. It's a tad long, eclectic, and has something for everybody!

So much news - Read updates regarding the improved Plan Format and Independent Assessment Pilot for the NDIS to available ILC grants in WA.

Free Events & Resources - Go to the Workforce Impact Collective (WIC) forum to hear about opportunities for ACT project funding opportunities. Watch webinars on NDIS pricing and planning, and employment trends in the NDIS market. Attend the NDP virtual conference before it closes on 18 November.

CPD Prize Winner - One of our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) graduates has just won a life-changing prize worth $1000. Check out who the lucky winner is.

The NDP Team
New Format of NDIS Plan
The format of the NDIS plan has been updated. The new plan format will make it easier for participants to understand information in their plan.

Independent Assessment Pilot (IAP)
The NDIA has launched a pilot which will use independent health professionals with experience in disability to undertake functional assessments.
New Resources to Assist Queensland in NDIS Transition
$2.8M in funding has been announced to assist the QLD disability sector prepare for the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants under the NDIS in 2019-20.
Community Services Quality Governance Framework
The VIC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released the Community Services Quality Governance Framework.
$7M in ILC Grants Available in WA
Expressions of Interest are now open for the third round of Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) Building grants in WA. This round will close on 03 December 2018.  
Other News & Events
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Prize Winner
Congratulations to the lucky winner of our CPD prize - Michele van Reesch! Michele was randomly selected from the draw of CPD graduates, and won an Express Coaching session from Next Evolution Performance valued at $1000.
Kurt Fearnley Named NSW Australian of The Year 2019
Three-time Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley has been named the 2019 NSW Australian of the Year.
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NSW Ombudsman Report on Abuse of Vulnerable Adults
The NSW Ombudsman has released a special report on the inquiry into the abuse and neglect of adults with disability in community settings (such as their family home). The report does not relate to the conduct of service providers.
Make It Work Forums
These forums give people with disability and their families the opportunity to have their say around the NDIS implementation. Check out the schedule of upcoming forums across different states this November.
Make It Work Forum
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Research: What Makes Good Support?
A research project about what helps young people with intellectual disability and support workers to have a good work relationship is seeking respondents to participate in a survey. The survey is open until 14 December 2018.
FREE Resources
View other Learning Hub resources here.
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Workforce Impact Collective (WIC)
The Workforce Impact Collective (WIC) brings together and supports individuals and organisations with diverse perspectives, insights and ideas to collectively develop a shared vision and agenda for action, to pilot innovative workplace and worker system reforms, and share the learning. Help create real solutions, ideas and activities that will bring about changes to the ACT Disability Workforce.

Gathering Collective Momentum - people, ideas, resources
Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 6 - 7:30 PM (Canberra)
People from across ACT are invited to a special event to hear about WIC, the innovative projects that are underway, and opportunities for pilot funding. ACT Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith will attend and there will be keynote speakers from the ACT and interstate. Towards the end of the event, there will be an opportunity to mingle and discuss any ideas with the WIC Steering Group and WIC Team.