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Hi Cecile,

It's 2019! We want to help you remain pumped, ready, and focused for another busy year in our sector with some free information and tools:

  • News -  Learn about the interim NDIS arrangement to fund dysphagia supports; and the updates to the NDIS Review of Decisions Guidelines. Read the new Victorian Disability Commissioner's annual report. 

  • Free Resources and Discounts - Attend a live webinar on using Linkedin to improve personal branding for yourself, business or organisation. Enrol for an online learning on supported decision making. Get 10% off registration for the Law For Home Care & Disability Support Managers conference in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. View the NDP Resources Guide to see all available formats and topics.

The NDP Team
Interim Arrangement For NDIS to Fund Some Dysphagia Supports
An interim arrangement to fund the assessment and monitoring of meal plans for NDIS participants with dysphagia who aren’t in a hospital or acute care setting has been announced.

Review of Decisions Guidelines Update
The Review of Decisions Operational Guidelines have been updated.

Extended Deadline For WA NDIS Participants Transferring to National NDIS
The Federal and Western Australian Governments have agreed to extend the 31 December 2018 deadline for WA NDIS participants transferring to the nationally-delivered scheme.

$25 Million Invested For Early Childhood Services in WA
More than $25 million has been committed to deliver front line Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services under the NDIS in WA.

$19.9M to Help Boost Employment For People With Disability
More than $19.9 million of funding to help boost employment for Australians with a disability is now available via the NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants.

Full NDIS Rollout Completed in Some States
All eligible people with disability can now access the NDIS across Queensland, Victoria, and Tasmania.

$398M Funding Committed For NDIS Via The ILC Program
$398 million of funding will be available through the NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) Building program.
Other News 
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Victorian Disability Services Commissioner Report
The Victorian Disability Services Commissioner's 2018 annual report and review of disability service provision to people who have died 2017–18 was recently tabled in Victorian Parliament.
WA Disability Support Awards
Do you know a Western Australian who demonstrates excellence, passion, vision and commitment to supporting people with disability? Nominate them for the WA Disability Support Awards before
05 February 2019.
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Entrepreneurs With Disabilities Pioneering Solutions For Others Like Them
Australians with disabilities who are struggling to find work are instead coming up with meaningful self-employed ventures.
View other events here.
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Law For Home Care & Disability Support Managers 
12 March 2019 (Brisbane)
19 March 2019 (Sydney)
26 March 2019 (Melbourne)

This one-day conference will help you navigate client, staff and compliance issues and deal with key legal risks in a changing aged and disability care environment. NDP members get 10% OFF Early Bird and regular rates.
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.