NDIS creates First Nations Advisory Council.
We applaud the National Disability Insurance Agency, the organisation that runs the NDIS, for creating a First Nations Advisory Council. Established in collaboration with First Peoples Disability Network – and let’s acknowledge FPDN for being the driver for this achievement – the First Nations Advisory Council members include First Nations advocates with lived experience of […]
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Voices of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mob on the NDIS.
A new report aims to understand what helps, and what makes it hard for First Nations NDIS participants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, to use their National Disability Insurance plans in a way that meets their needs and aspirations. Using participants’ own language and modes of communication, Jody Barney, a Deaf Birri-Gubba and […]
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It’s not bad enough to qualify me for the NDIS
My experience with hearing loss support shows ‘fixing’ Labor’s NDIS will be no easy feat By Annabel Hennessy writing for The West Australian I was 21 and just about to graduate from university when I was first diagnosed as hearing impaired. When he looked at the scores from my hearing test, the audiologist said he […]
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Learn Lipreading online! A first in Australia…
Read Our Lips Australia is a self-paced online course for learning to Lipread. It is dedicated to supporting people with hearing loss and their families by improving their quality of life through increased communication skills. It is by Australians for Australians and was created by experienced lipreading instructors, users are guided through online modules at […]
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NDIS: people with communication difficulties
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need. Am I eligible for the NDIS? Are you aged between 7 and 65? If not, you may be able to access other supports. Find out about NDIS and Aged Care Do you […]
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NDIS transition and future of CSO Program
The in-kind arrangements between the Hearing Services Program (HSP) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are due to cease on 30 June 2020. The hearing health sector has been advised that there is an inter-departmental committee that is planning the transition arrangements and the future of the Community Service Obligation (CSO) Program but as […]
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