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Hi Jessica,

It's all happening in June!

We're very excited to announce that the NDS/NDP Virtual Conference will be taking place next Tuesday the 25th of June. This event is completely accessible online and free to all NDS and NDP members. Don't forget to
register!

In other news, the results from our 2019 NDP Divisional Committee Election are in! We are pleased to announce that Richard Mlambo with rejoining us for the term ahead.


On a final and very exciting note, don't forget that as of 1 July 2019, all employees of NDS financial member organisations will be able to access free NDP membership. Contact us to find out more.

There are plenty of news updates, free learning resources and webinars below so be sure to have a read through.

Enjoy!

The NDP Team
 
NDIS News
NDIS: About the Big Boss Mob
Created by Far North Community Services, this booklet has been developed to help First Nations people with a disability to gain a more in depth understanding of the NDIS

NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission Provider Info Pack
The NDIS Information Pack acts as a guide for providers, further improving their level of support and services for people with a disability.

NDIS Introduce Receipt Numbers for Telephone Enquiries 
The NDIS will now assign a receipt number for all incoming calls as a means to provide better service.


Survey: Share Your Thoughts on the NDIS
Surveys are open to NDIS participants and providers to offer their views regarding ways in which to improve supply gaps within the service.

NDIS Funding for Dysphagia Sufferers
Due to the vast number of people who suffer from Dysphagia - the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) deemed it necessary that NDIS funding cover the costs of fluid thickeners and nutritional support products for those affected by the condition.
 
Other News & Events
Small Business Digital Champions Logo text reads Small Business Digital Champions An Australian Government Initiative
Registration Reminder: Small Business Digital Champions Project
NDS/NDP have been appointed to establish a trusted digital advisory service to all of our members. It's not too late to be part of the project, just be sure to register.
What is the Workforce Impact Collective (WIC)?
Working towards continued improvement of experiences and quality of service within the ACT disability sector, WIC has provided a variety of opportunities for participants and practioners alike, and has welcomed new ideas that have the potential to improve conditions for everyone.
Cartoon image of a group of people with text Disability Support Workers Build Retain Sustain
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Funding extended for NDS WA Community Living and Participants Grant
Lotterywest continues funding of NDS's Community Living and Participation Grant (CLPG) program, paying for equipment and support that is tailored to the needs of individuals with a disability and helping them to engage more in communal activities.
NDP Election Results: Welcome Back Richard Mlambo
A warm welcome back to the NDP Divisional Committee for Richard Mlambo after our recent 2019 Election.
NDP National Disability Practitioners Logo
Mailbox with the word Information written on it
Learn about the Royal Commission
As a means to provide accessible information for people with an intellectual disability, Easy English Documents have been developed about the Royal Commission.
NDS Welcomes ALP Shadow Ministers
National Disability Services (NDS) CEO, David Moody, congratulates Linda Burney on her recent appointment to Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services and Bill Shorten who is now Shadow Minister for the NDIS Government Services.
Parliament House
People seated at a table having a discussion
Job Centre Australia: Providing more Employment Opportunities for Participants
Job Centre Australia's (JCAL) disability employment programs and services grant NDIS participants work placement opportunities, improving their skills and self-confidence within the workforce.
Funding for Children with Disabilities in Queensland
In response to high demand from families, up to $63.6 million of funding has been placed into Early Childhood Development Programs (ECDP) for children with a disability under the age of five.
Children and a mother
People in a circle bringing their hands together as a team
Grants for Disability Self Help Groups Now Open
Applications are currently open for grants to fund self help groups for individuals with a disability across Victoria.
Sharing Places Pilot Project: Communication - A Partnership with Service Users
Based in the ACT, Sharing Places have developed a wonderful pilot project funded by the ACT Workforce Impact Collective called 'Communication- a Partnership with Service Users'. This pilot is focussed on improving the communication between support workers and their clients, one aspect of which is teaming up a Key Worker with each client to ensure a client's specific interests are identified and pursued. Pictured are Key Worker Eh Paw Thorpe and her client Dainis Eversons.
Key Worker Eh Paw Thorpe and Dainis Eversons (right) enjoy a day out together
 
NDP Learning Hub
Check the FREE resources below.