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Disability in the News

NDIS Roll out dates released

The Australian Government signed agreements with the NSW and Victorian governments for the full roll out of the NDIS across the two states.

Existing service users and new participants will enter the scheme progressively. People currently receiving support through the Victorian Government will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where they live and the type of support they receive.

Motor Neurone Disease Victoria - Newsletter

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Victoria provides and promotes the best possible care and support for people living with Motor Neurone Disease.   This includes a range of services to support people with MND, their carers, family, friends and health professionals.
The latest edition of the MND News is now available on line.

Staying Safe in Taxis - Yooralla

Many Yooralla customers and people with a disability use taxis on a regular basis.  As part of a focus on customer safety and wellbeing, Yooralla’s Customer Rights and Empowerment Team have created a practical factsheet that provides information about:   The different types of taxis available, How to book and ride in taxis safely, Information taxi users should take note of, Tips on payment and more.

Amaze eSpectrum Newsletter

Amaze (Formerly Autism Victoria) is a member-based not-for-profit organisation and is the peak organisation for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the state of Victoria.  Amaze represents around 55,000 Victorians who have ASD and work for the benefit of all individuals and their families and to promote better understanding of ASD in the general community.
The latest edition of eSpectrum is now available on line.

South Coast Primary Care Partnership Newsletter

South Coast Primary Care Partnership is a voluntary alliance of a range of service providers that include acute health services, community health services, disability services, local government, division of general practice, welfare services, and community based services.
The latest edition of South Coast PCP News is now available on line



Women with Disabilities Victoria Newsletter

Women with Disabilities Victoria’s mission is to lead the way for Victorian women with disabilities and improve women’s choices by being a voice for women with disabilities, building partnerships, providing information and educating the community.

Limbs for Life Newsletter

Limbs for Life Newsletter
Limb for Life is an organisation providing information and support to amputees and their familieswhile promoting an inclusive community.
The latest edition of the Limbs for Life Newsletter is now available on line.
Featured Articles: Ossur Mobility Clinic, Limbs for Kidss, Get the Facts Fact sheets, Amputee Support Groups and much more.

Senator The Hon Mitch Fifield – Media Release

Young carers encouraged to apply for study support funding Applications for the 2016 Young Carer Bursary Programme will open on 18 August 2015. The 2016 Young Carer Bursary Programme will deliver 333 bursaries worth $3,000 each to assist young carers up to 25 years old to continue studying and to relieve the financial pressure on them to work in addition to their caring. 

D News - Down Syndrome Victoria

Down Syndrome Victoria is the state wide peak membership organisation representing people with Down syndrome and their families.  It is a not for profit organisation established to provide support, encouragement, information and resources to people with Down syndrome and their families.
Featured Articles: Senate Enquiry into Education of Students with a Disability, NDIS and Me Groups, Looking Ahead to Leaving School, and much more.
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