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Hi Cecile,

The world of the NDIS is as dynamic as the Australian political landscape. Changes in the disability sector happen as quickly and often as the leadership spills. At least NDP can keep you updated with the sector changes!

  • News -  Learn about the new NDIS Complex Support Needs Pathway. Apply for funding to boost NDIS jobs and market growth, or develop opportunities for people with disability. Read the new State of the Disability Sector Report. 

  • Free Resources and Discounts - Get 10% off registration for Connecting Up's 'Transform' conference next year. Check out the new cancer screening resources for people with intellectual disability and autism; workshops on risk enablement and supported decision making; a recorded webinar on the latest NDIS updates straight from the agency, and more!

  • Tell us what you want, what you really really want! - Complete a short evaluation for our last NDP Virtual Conference, and win a prize!

The NDP Team
$10M in Grants to Boost NDIS Jobs and Market
Funding to boost NDIS jobs and market growth is now available through the Jobs and Market Fund (JMF) grants. Round 1 of applications will close on 17 January 2019.

19.9M to Build Community Organisations and Opportunities for Australians With Disability
Funding worth up to $19.9 million is now available via the NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC).

New NDIS Market Enablement Framework
A new NDIS Market Enablement Framework is now available to participants.

NDIS Complex Support Needs Pathway
The new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Complex Support Needs Pathway has started rolling out nationally.

WA Government Begins State Disability Plan
The Western Australian Government has announced plans to develop a State Disability Plan to support and empower people with disability over the coming decade.

SA Delivers NDIS Through Public Sector Employee-Led Mutual
South Australia's Child and Youth Services (CYS) is the first Australian public sector to form their own employee-led mutual to deliver NDIS services.

NDIA'S Hours for the Holidays
Planning to contact the NDIA over the holidays? See their contact hours and office closures.
Other News & Events
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State Of The Disability Sector Report
Disability services peak body, National Disability Services (NDS), has released its 2018 State of the Disability Sector Report.
Give us feedback and win a prize! 
Help us make the next NDP Virtual Conference even better by completing this short evaluation before Monday, 10 December 2018. You will get in a draw to WIN a prize pack, which includes goodies like Learning Guides for Disability Support Workers! 
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Institutional Investors Head Into $5B Disability Housing Sector
Institutional infrastructure investors are tapping into an emerging $5 Billion specialised disability housing sector under the NDIS.
Connecting Up ‘Transform’ Conference
08 - 10 May 2019 (Melbourne)
Not-for-profit organisations can learn how to use innovation, technology, training and efficiency solutions to enhance engagement and impact. NDP members get 10% OFF registration for the 'Complete Conference Experience' and 'Main Conference'. 
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FREE Resources
View other Learning Hub resources here.
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Free Cancer Screening Resources
As disability support workers, you play a critical role in supporting people to be healthy. Help promote the importance of preventative health care. Support people with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders to access preventative cancer screening. NDP has partnered with Family Planning NSW to roll out the 'Just Checking' website on cervical, breast and bowel cancer screening.

The website provides free resources such as:
  • easy English page for people with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders; 
  • videos of people with intellectual disability discussing their cancer screening experiences;
  • social stories explaining the screening processes, along with a glossary of words;
  • tool for disability support workers to help them discuss cancer screening; 
  • online learning program for disability support workers to help them support a person access cancer screening services.