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Hi Cecile,

2018 has been a massive year for all of us working in the disability sector. We've had big challenges, as well as some wins. Just like the Von Trapp children, we must now all say good bye to the year and hopefully enjoy the well-deserved holiday break.

As we say "Adieu to you and you and you", here are some end of year presents:
  • News -  Learn about the new NDIS pricing enhancements. Check out the new test NDIS website. Read about the new Ageing and Disability Commissioner for NSW.

  • Free Resources and Discounts - We have a new resource for support workers providing continence care. Enrol for an online course to help you gain communication skills for bridging divides. Submit your interest for free Risk Enablement and Supported Decision Making workshops.

Thank you for supporting NDP this year. We look forward to working with you in 2019!

The NDP Team
 
NDIS News
NDIS Pricing Enhancements And Reviews
The NDIA has announced new pricing arrangements and reviews for some NDIS supports and services.

New NDIS Website
The NDIS is testing a new and improved website design, and they're seeking feedback.

Provider Portal Enhancements
It’s now easier to find services and providers using the Provider Finder in the myplace portal.
 

Improvements To NDIS Assistive Technology
The NDIA has started working to improve processes for the assessment and delivery of Assistive Technology (AT).
 

Tasmania To Fully Transition To NDIS
The Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments have reached an agreement that ensures lasting arrangements for the NDIS in Tasmania.
 

$88 Million For WA Frontline NDIS Services
The Federal and WA Government has announced $88 million of investment to deliver NDIS local area coordination services in WA.
 
Other News & Events
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NSW Government Introduces Ageing And Disability Commissioner to 'Stamp Out' Abuse
NSW will introduce an independent ageing and disability commissioner with powers to issue search warrants and trigger investigations to help "stamp out" abuse.
Findings on Inquiry Into NDIS Implementation in NSW
Following the report of the Inquiry into NDIS implementation in NSW, disability services peak body, National Disability Services (NDS), is calling on the Federal Government to urgently invest $220 million into the sector.
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App To Protect Women With Disability From Violence And Assault
There's a new app designed to help women with disability who have been impacted by sexual assault and family and domestic violence.
New Resource For Support Workers Providing Continence Care
Disability support and personal care workers can now use a new online continence guide to help promote and provide continence care. Try the new resource and provide feedback by 17 January 2018 to win an iPad.
 
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Site Work Starts on Australia-First Dementia Village
Work starts on Australia's first dementia village backed by industry superfund HESTA.
 
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'. 
REGISTER NOW
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FREE Resources
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