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National Disability Practitioners Over 10,000 members
 

Hi Jessica,

Your NDP membership promises to keep you up to date and make it easy for you to develop new learning and networks. A number of articles in this fortnight's e-newsletter introduces innovations in technology and new learning ideas aimed at further improving service delivery in the disability sector.

Read on about innovative developments and a variety of online learning opportunities to sharpen your tech skills. We also highlight and celebrate the successes of people working in Disability, their families and carers. Be prepared to be inspired!

We are keen to share your success stories. Please tell us more by emailing us on info@ndp.org.au


Enjoy the rest of your week!

The NDP Team
 
NDIS News
An Increase In Disability-Related Health Supports For NDIS Participants
Participants will now be able to access more disability-related supports as of 1 October 2019.

Registered Support Coordination Providers Receive A New Request For Service Process
A new request for service (RFS) process has now been introduced to the myplace provider portal for registered support coordination providers.

NDIS ILC Grant Funds Career Skills Building Program 'Rock My World'
Running in Western Sydney and funded by the NDIS ILC grant, 'Rock My World' is a program facilitating a variety of team building activities for teenagers with hearing impairments granting them the opportunity to explore career options and make new friends along the way.

NDIS Funding For Supported Holiday Services
With the help of NDIS funding, service providers such as Ability Care and Holiday Options are able to provide supported holidays for people with a disability.
 
Other News & Events
Small Business Digital Champions - An Australian Government Initiative
Small Business Digital Champions Update
Don't forget, it's never too late to boost your digital knowledge. As part of our Digital Champions journey, we will be running a number of free webinars relating to Cyber Security.
Details and registration links available here. Remember to also complete this short, 6-question survey to let us know what you would like to learn about most in relation to the digital world.
Nominations Open For The 2019 Trevor Parmenter Awards
The Centre for Disability Studies will be hosting the 2019 Trevor Parmenter Awards which will be presented at their Annual General Meeting on the 25th of November 2019.
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Updates on the Disability Royal Commission
The Royal Commission will be carrying out an inquiry across the next three years, investigating issues relating to abuse within the disability sector.
Save the Date SA!
To all of our members in South Australia, don't forget to save the date and express your interest for the following:
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AI Research Aims To Grant People With Disability More Independence
Funding has been provided to a team of Loughborough University Academics to support their research for finding ways in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) voice-based technologies will improve the standard of independent living for people with a disability.
HESTA Update: National Award Winners in Early Childhood Education and Care Have Been Announced
The national awards acknowledge the tremendous work of individuals and organisations who demonstrate a deep commitment to improving learning outcomes for children.
 
Early Childhood Education & Care Awards
NDS - National Disability Services
Steps To Raise The Number of Indigenous Employees Within The Disability Sector
NDS WA have developed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Guide and Toolkit to grow the number of Indigenous employees in the disability sector and ultimately provide more support access for Indigenous people with disability.
 
NDP Learning Hub
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