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The Power of Choice

Understanding Rights, Roles and Advocacy in the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has created some great opportunities to increase your power and choice - but how do you make the most of it? Come listen to speakers from Clickability, Hireup, People with Disabilities ACT and ADACAS discuss giving feedback on services, how to negotiate with providers and what options there are in case you require support to make decisions or have your voice heard.

The event is on the 20th of April from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Please register your interest using the link below:

Public Consultation about the NDIS

The ACT Disability Reference Group would like to hear about your views and experiences of the NDIS. They are holding a consultation on 13th March 2018 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Nature Conservation House.

The ACT Legislative Assembly is conducting an inquiry into the implementation of the NDIS in Canberra. For more information or to make a submission,the below link will take you to the Legislative Assembly’s inquiry page. Submissions are due 30 March 2018.

The ACT Disability Reference Group (DRG) will also make a submission to this inquiry. To inform this submission, the DRG is consulting Canberrans to ask for your views about the NDIS.

To get involved:

• Drop-in to the face-to-face consultation on Tuesday 13 March at Nature Conversation House, Belconnen. ANY TIME between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (PLEASE ADVISE any participation support requirements to OfficeforDisability@act.gov.au or phone 6207 1086 by 9 March).

• Phone in to the consultation on Tuesday 13 March between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on 0499 199 280.

• Post comments about your experiences of the NDIS on the InvolveCBR Facebook page or check-in to our Facebook event page on 13 March between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The DRG works to ensure the ACT Government is aware of issues affecting people with disability in the ACT, advising Government on ways the ACT can be a more inclusive community for all people with disability. DRG Members draw on personal or professional experience as people with disability, family members, carers, peer supporters, advocates or service providers to provide that advice.

For more information about the Disability Reference Group, see

Discussion about Violence against Women with a Disability

How can we confront the shocking statistics surrounding instances of violence and harassment against women with a disability?

Amanda Smith of ABC RN explores this question with Fiona May, CEO of ACT Disability Aged and Carer Advocacy Service and Sue Salthouse, a long time disability advocate, ambassador for Our Watch and chair of Women with Disabilities ACT.

Find Out More

Adacas provides help and support to people with disabilities, the elderly and their carers.

Advocacy is about helping a person to be heard in the decisions that affect their life. Advocacy aims to increase a person’s control over goods, services and quality of life

Find out where we are or send an enquiry online so one of our staff can contact you directly.

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