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Inclusion matters

International Day of People with Disability logoThe 3rd of December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). It aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

Autism, choice and control under the NDIS

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The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is an opportunity for people with Autism to speak out and secure the support they need to live their life and to attain their goals. Nancy Sadka explains how funding under the NDIS is shaped with a person-centered plan.

“I would like to invite you to my life plan meeting on Thursday, February 2, 20….  We will start at 7:00 pm and you will meet the people who are important to me at this stage of my life. The purpose of this meeting is to create a circle of support to help me put in writing my goals and my dreams for my life and how I can accomplish them. Here are some questions you can think about that will help fulfil that purpose…  Thank you for being part of my life.”

Autism, early intervention and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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Early intervention can play a vital role in the development and wellbeing of a child with Autism, but what is the cost and who will pay for it? Dr Nancy Sadka has some answers for parents and carers.

We need to protect older people from abuse

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Existing laws in Australia don’t effectively protect all older people against abuse. Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan calls for a national approach to tackling elder abuse that focuses on human rights.

Do it with heart

Big Heart Appeal logoThe Big Heart Appeal in September is the Heart Foundation’s largest community-led campaign. Each year, over 120,000 volunteers come together to help.

Join the fight

Blue September logoGet blue this month and raise funds for research into cancer affecting men. Blue September supports Australian Prostate Cancer Research (APCR) and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Appeal to help end the heartache of Australia’s No.1 killer

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The Heart Foundation is running its yearly Big Heart Appeal. The National CEO of the Heart Foundation Mary Barry says investing in cardiovascular research is one of the best ways to fight heart disease.

Why patient centricity is a myth

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Most health care for people with chronic conditions happens in the community, not with any clinician. Michael Gill, founder of Dragon Claw, says we need to encourage care-coordination and self-care.

NDIS delayed is NDIS denied

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Some suggest to stop or slow down the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Craig Wallace says this would spark an unprecedented outrage as people with disability, families and carers have already waited 40 years for help.

Make every step count

Steptember logoTake 10,000 steps a day for Steptember. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you along the way to help people with cerebral palsy. You can join teams from around the world and get fit for a great cause.