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Supported Decision Making in Healthcare Forum

23 Oct 2017

The ADACAS Supported Decision Making Team is holding a forum on supported decision making in healthcare on Tuesday 14 November. Please click below for more information.

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People with a disability face “impossible” search for accessible rentals in Canberra

04 Mar 2017

An article written by Emma Kelly and Rachel Packham for, demonstrates the difficulty faced by people with a disability to find accessible rental housing in the ACT.

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Have your say on restrictive practices in the ACT

04 Mar 2017

The ACT government is considering establishing an Office of the Senior Practitioner to manage the use and reduction of use of restrictive practices in the ACT. The ACT government wants to hear the views of the ACT community by inviting you to have your say.

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Free Information Sessions on Elder Abuse Awareness

04 Mar 2017

The ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS) with the Council on the Ageing (COTA) are running information sessions on Elder Abuse Awareness.

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Civil Society NDIS Statement to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

09 Dec 2016

ADACAS is pleased to join a national call for stronger engagement with people with a disability in the National Disability Insurance Scheme

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Calling for a National Supported Decision Making Framework

14 Oct 2016

The National Supported Decision Making Network has called on governments to develop a national framework for supported decision making.

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NDIS Ripple Effect Forum

28 Sep 2016

On 28 September ADACAS participated in an NDIS forum, reflecting on 2 years rollout in the ACT. ADACAS presentation is available here, our focus was on the experience of our clients and the use of the review and appeal processes.

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Supported Decision Making, Psychosocial Disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

16 Aug 2016

A new report on Supported Decision Making.

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November Workshops for Women with Disability Seeking to Enter the NDIS

19 Oct 2015

Women living with disability and/or mental illness are invited to join the CEO of ADACAS and Director of Imagine More for this inspiring series of workshops 4 consecutive Mondays 1pm-5pm Commencing Monday 9 November Concluding Monday 30 November Location: Mental Health Community Coalition Level 1 Griffin Centre 20 Genge Street Canberra City

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Consultation on Information, Linkages and Capacity Building

19 Oct 2015

ADACAS and Imagine More are co-hosting a consultation session to hear your thoughts. Come along and take part in the discussion. All feedback will be provided to the NDIA. We would like your input about Information, Linkages and Capacity Building.

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Disability and Palliative Care Forum - Thursday 23 July 2015

23 Jul 2015

PCA is joining with the A.C.T. Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS) to provide a forum on disability and palliative care. What do providers, consumers and carers need to know about decision making and planning for end of life in this community? How can we all work together to ensure palliative care is delivered where it is needed at the right time?

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Letter Calling for a National Inquiry into the Abuse of People with Disability by ADACAS

08 Dec 2014

Attached is the letter sent to the Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Senator Mitch Filfield, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Manager of Government Business from ADACAS, calling for a national inquiry into the abuse of people with a disability.

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National Disability Abuse Inquiry

05 Dec 2014

The Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) is calling for a national inquiry into the abuse of persons with a disability and violence in institutional and care settings. For more information and to get involved please follow the link below:

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ADACAS Recommendations to the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Supported Decision Making for People Experiencing Psycho Social and Intellecal Disability

26 Sep 2014

On 26 September 2014 ADACAS submitted a report to the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) on Supported Decision Making for People Experiencing Psycho Social and Intellectual Disabilities. Attached is the report containing the recommendations.

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National Disability Insurance Scheme

04 Oct 2012

National Disability Insurance Scheme The National Disability Insurance Scheme – also known as NDIS – is a significant social reform where people’s needs will be carefully assessed so they get the right support at the right time.

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