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01 Jul 2017... This video will help you understand what happens after you had your planning conversation with the NDIS.
01 Jun 2020... This guide has been developed for parents and families to provide information about adolescence and Down syndrome. The document covers information about transition to high school, puberty, sexuality, post-school transitions and health and well-being.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about spotting the early signs of cerebral palsy and getting a diagnosis. Also, child health specialists explain that cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the brain. They talk about the different types of cerebral palsy, how it affects children and some of its causes.
01 Dec 2016... You may have a few questions about developing your first plan. We understand that every person living with a disability has different needs, and we're here to help you develop a plan that you have choice and control over. Watch this video or read the Easy English fact sheet for more information on developing your first plan.
01 Sep 2021... A case study to demonstrate what to do if you experience disability discrimination in Easy English
Accessing disability services in Victoria can be dependent on your location as well as your particular needs. Learn about the kinds of support that are available for managing disability. Understand the rights of people with a disability and their carers and find information about support groups as well as useful information for managing your healthcare.
01 Jul 2021... This report presents evaluation findings from the Second Independent Assessment (IA) Pilot. It covers the participants' experiences and how they find the independent assessment process; the perspectives of independent assessors on the tools and their support needs; and whether participants feel their IA accurately reflects what they told their assessor and their functional capacity.
01 Aug 2020... Information on independent assessments for the NDIS. Assessments are how NDIS work out how your disability affects your life and what supports you need from the NDIS.
01 May 2020... Easy English book about your rights.
01 May 2019... Self-management is when you manage your NDIS funding. It gives you the flexibility and choice to decide what supports you buy in order to meet your plan goals.
01 Aug 2019... This document summarises how to make a complaint to the NDIS Commission. The campaign is called 'If you need to speak up, speak to us'
Tips to help you create a marketing plan and advertise your business, in Easy English.
This fact sheet explains what psychosocial disability is, how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can support you and how the NDIS works with other systems.
This video will help you understand the application process for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), including application decisions, and the types of evidence required.
01 Sep 2020... The NDIS is committed to improving how it serves NDIS participants.
01 May 2021... Fact sheet on NDIS planning. Your NDIS plan is how much the NDIS will pay for your support workers, services, and other items you might need. It is essential that you receive the proper funding to purchase the services you need. Your NDIS plan will also include a copy of your NDIS goals. These are the goals that the NDIS will ask about at your 12-month review meeting. You will have regular reviews with the NDIS, most reviews are at 12 or 24 months (1 or 2 years).
01 Feb 2019... This video will help you understand what a NDIS plan is and how you can prepare for your first meeting with the NDIA.
01 Feb 2019... This video will explain what you can do if you think a decision made by the NDIA is wrong, or if your NDIS plan no longer meets your needs.
A video about choices and decisions.
You can make a complaint about any disability worker in Victoria. This fact sheet explains how to make the complaint.
In this short video, parents with hearing impairment share their experiences. They talk about some of the things they miss out on, such as socialising with other parents, or chatting with their child's teacher. But they also say that being a parent has taught them to be patient, and that their confidence has grown over time. As one mum says, if you need help, 'Just ask. People are happy to help. Don't feel you can't because you're deaf. Be confident, get involved.'
01 May 2021... Brochure about using a physiotherapist with the NDIS. Includes information on what Physiotherapists can (and can't) do for you, how your physiotherapist can help with NDIS planning and review meetings and your rights and entitlements.
01 May 2016... The manual wheelchair resource provides clear, concise instructions on using a manual wheelchair safely.
Some important definitions in relation to disabilities written in Easy English.
01 Apr 2021... This booklet is about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme helps children under 7 years old. The booklet is written for parents and carers of children with disability and developmental delay.
This is a simple planning tool to help children with autism. It includes visuals for each developmental area and provides a simple way of recording a picture of the child's characteristics, the impact of those characteristics, the family's concerns, and who could help.
01 Aug 2021... Peak Victorian autism organisation Amaze developed a poster that outlines some of the characteristics autistic people may display in social communication and interaction, behaviour, interests and activities.
Easy English book explaining what LGBTIQA+ means.
01 May 2016... This translated fact sheet provides information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It includes facts regarding an individual's eligibility, reasonable and necessary support, what isn't funded, information about children with disabilities and families, and contact information for interpreters.
01 Nov 2021... The Disability Gateway was created by the Australian Government to help people living with disability, their family, friends and carers find information more easily and connect them to services in their area.
This is a written guide that clarifies the roles of different services and supports that could assist the family and the child with autism.
A toolkit split into 4 parts with information in Easy English to help women with disability understand and stand up for their rights.
A video about your rights.
31 Mar 2022... Information regarding access to Disability Liaison Officers (DLO), who can support children with disabilities and additional needs access to COVID vaccines. DLOs are funded by the Victorian Department of Health.
01 Mar 2022... This book is about inclusion for your child with a disability. Inclusion means your child can be a part of something like everybody else: at home, at school, in your community.
01 Jan 2020... This resource has been developed to provide healthcare information for people with cognitive impairment, their carers and family members.
In Australia, royal commissions are the highest form of investigation on matters of public importance. Recent inquiries and reports have shown that people with disability are more likely to experience violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation than people without disability. What we learn from the Royal Commission will help to inform Australian governments, institutions and the wider community on how to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in the future.
01 Sep 2019... This translated fact sheet provides detailed information for people living with Spina Bifida and may also have hydrocephalus - 'water on the brain', including information on the effects of hydrocephalus, how it is treated, what problems can occur with shunts and warning signs of a shunt not working or infection.
01 Nov 2020... This Easy English booklet is written for people with Down Syndrome and has information about using money online. This includes the different ways you can use online banking, online shopping and other online services.
Stuttering is a speech disorder that causes interruptions in the rhythm or flow of speech.
Easy English book about sex and the law.
01 May 2021... Brochure about NDIS support workers, Support workers help you with everyday tasks and activities.
01 Sep 2021... A case study to demonstrate what to do if you experience disability discrimination in Easy English
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, parents of children with Down syndrome talk about getting the diagnosis during pregnancy. They say they talked with their families about how this child would fit into their lives, and about deciding to go on with the pregnancy. Also, child health specialists explain what Down syndrome is and how they test for it.
COVID-19 vaccines - Where to get the vaccine and visiting family members after vaccination Auslan (video)
01 May 2021... Professor Michael Kidd answering COVID-19 vaccine questions from people with disability about where you can get vaccinated and whether it is OK to visit elderly family members in residential aged care after you have been vaccinated.
This translated video describes the critical role of carers in Victoria's health system. The video outlines that there are financial and support services available to carers, encourages the understanding of changes involved in caring and how to plan for those changes, and provides practical advice about how to manage appointments and medication as well as challenging behaviours and communication.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about what happens after your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. They describe why it's important to look after yourself, connect with other families and have a good support network. They also talk about different therapies. Health specialists say why early intervention is important, especially for helping children reach goals like feeding or dressing.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, child disability experts talk about what to do if you're concerned about your child's development. Parents of children with disability talk about getting a diagnosis, following their instinct and getting second opinions. Parents also talk about how they felt when they heard their child's diagnosis of disability.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, you can find out how to get information about child disability services and where to start. Child disability experts take you through funding options, how to find good service providers and different types of respite care. You'll also hear from other parents about their experiences of respite care and counselling.
01 May 2020... Easy English toolkit separated into 3 parts to help women with disability learn about Child Protection
01 Jul 2022... The NDIS quality and safeguards Commission (the NDIS Commission) is an independent government body that works to improve the quality and safety of NDIS services and supports, investigates and resolves problems, and strengthens the skills and knowledge of providers and participants. This document summarises what the NDIS Commission will do for participants, providers and workers.
The bed rail resource provides clear, concise instructions on using a bed rail safely.
01 Sep 2020... Everyone has the right to choose what they want for their own body. Everyone has the right to have different kinds of relationships. The Easy Read guide produced by Down Syndrome Australia covers: Relationships and sexuality, Rights and respect, Safety and abuse, How to speak up about a problem.
The document explains helpful words and terminology when accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
01 Apr 2021... This booklet is about how to get a National Disability Insurance Scheme plan or NDIS plan for your child. The booklet is written for parents and carers of children with disability and developmental delay.
01 Jun 2016... An Easy English fact sheet is about how to start your first National Disability Insurance Scheme plan with a Local Area Coordinator.
NDIS participants from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds may need interpreting assistance to communicate with providers. This fact sheet contains information for people with disability who need language interpreting services.
A video about leadership and taking part.
The shower chair resource provides clear, concise instructions on using a shower chair safely.
01 Sep 2019... This translated fact sheet provides detailed information for people living with Spina Bifida and may also have a neurogenic bladder. The fact sheet provides information on what problems can occur with bladders, bladders that do not empty completely, bladders that leak urine, and the management of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).
01 Nov 2020... This Easy English booklet is written for people with Down Syndrome and has information about using the internet including social media. This includes the different ways you can use the internet and how to stay safe.
01 Aug 2016... Taking a break from caring, often called respite, or respite care, is important for anyone providing day to day care for someone with dementia. This help Sheet discusses the benefits of taking a break, how to organise it and who can help.
01 Jul 2017... Your NDIS plan is created to help you meet your goals, and is unique to you. Every person living with a disability has different needs, and the NDIS is here to support you to achieve your goals.
01 Apr 2021... This book is about people who can help with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The NDIS is government help for people with disability. The booklet is written for parents and carers of children with disability and developmental delay.
Autism is a developmental disorder that occurs in both boys and girls across all cultures and communities. It affects how a person learns and how they interact with others and their surroundings. All people on the autism spectrum are unique. Autism is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This translated flyer outlines some Disability Resources in Community Languages. It includes information on what disability is, what is the National Disability Coordination Officer Program, and provides links to information about where people with disabilities can get support and links to resources developed by other organisations.
01 Jul 2017... This video will help you understand what the NDIS is. The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency, or NDIA. The NDIS is one component of the National Disability Strategy which brings community, government and industry together to address the challenges faced by people with disability, and ensures they are supported by mainstream services such as health, education and transport and the wider community.
01 Sep 2016... This translated video will help you understand the role of providers in the NDIS market place.
01 Feb 2015... The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program provides a range of basic support services to frail older people and people with disabilities who are experiencing difficulties in managing daily tasks but who wish to continue living at home. The Program also supports their carers and families. The documents informs about the rights and responsibilities of HACC services users.
01 Mar 2022... This book is about your child’s rights to get an education. Education means you learn new things with a teacher. Rights means something that everyone should be able to get, have to, and do.
01 Jun 2021... Information on how to claim a disability support pension and how Legal Aid NSW can help you with Centrelink and DSP problems.
10 Jan 2020... A tip sheet for talking to your child, and their friends, peers, and family, about Autism.
A translated video that contains testimonies from people living with disabilities or from carers of the disabled, in their own language about the difficulties they face and what their hopes are for the NDIS. The English resource links to fact sheets and videos that have been translated, including 'Understanding Disability in Australia' and 'What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?'
01 Mar 2021... This fact sheet lists your rights when dealing with the NDIS and explains where and how you can lodge a complaint if you do not agree with their decisions.
A translated audio recording that describes the six National Standards that apply to disability service providers. It focuses on the rights and outcomes for people with a disability and describes how the standards will help to promote and drive a nationally consistent approach to improving the quality of services.
This animation was made in collaboration with parents from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and with the assistance of italk Library. The story provides a father's perspective as he thinks back on his early concerns for his son and where the autism journey has taken his family. It is a story that resonates with many different communities.
This is a series with 8 videos where peers talk about how to set up and run a disability peer support group, It explains what a peer support group is, why it is important, how to do it, how to build a peer movement, and contains different peer stories and peer experiences.
14 Sep 2021... This video and Easy English fact sheet will help you understand key information about the NDIS including what it is, if you can access it, when it will be available, and why it's important.
01 Feb 2021... The Victorian Government is reducing barriers to accessing public transport. The Accessible Public Transport Action Plan 2020-24 outlines how to eliminate barriers to public transport journeys. The action plan sets out the steps the Victorian Government is taking to improve access to public transport and contributes to the Victorian State Disability Plan 2013-2016 and complies with the Federal Government's Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
Accessing and participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): Views and experiences of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities
01 Mar 2018... This Pilot Resource Study explores the experiences of a range of people from CALD communities around accessing and participating in the NDIS.
01 Apr 2020... Information on how to access the NDIS during the coronavirus pandemic.
01 Apr 2020... The NDIA has developed Easy Read information to help participants understand some changes to the NDIS.
Communication involves speaking, hearing, listening, understanding, social skills, reading, writing and using voice. People who have difficulty communicating may require assistance with: speech, language, literacy, social communication, voice and stuttering.
01 Dec 2020... The cards are designed to be used with schools and other professionals to initiate, build and continue conversations about supporting young people on the autism spectrum in a conversational and culturally responsive way. The conversation cards could be used for a specific purpose such as understanding a young person's communication needs, getting the conversation started, building or strengthening a partnership with a family or helping a parent to feel comfortable. The quotes on the cards have been written by families from their experiences of supporting their children.
01 Jul 2019... A Croatian Australian man talks about his experience with discrimination.
01 Oct 2009... This translated fact sheet about intellectual disability provides information on what intellectual disability is, how a child is diagnosed, what can be done to help and what causes intellectual disability.
01 Jun 2016... An Easy English fact sheet is about how to start your first National Disability Insurance Scheme plan with a Support Coordinator.
01 May 2021... Translated videos that outline facts about disability. This includes describing what a disability is, types of disabilities, getting help early and the support you need, where to get help, and services providing information on changes to support and getting an interpreter and translated information.
This video will help you understand what the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the eligibility criteria for the NDIS. It explains the role of the Local Area Coordinators (LAC) and Early Childhood Intervention (ECEI).
01 Aug 2020... The video addresses the role of the NDIS Local Area Coordinator (LAC) by personalising a script of 'Who's your Local Area Coordinator', to explain the process of pre-planning meetings, goal setting and how LACs support people with a disability in connecting with services and their community.
A summary of how to start your own business, including the advantages and disadvantages of working for yourself, in Easy English.
A fact sheet that explains the rights you have when working for yourself, and the rules you must follow as a business, in Easy English.
Easy English book about your choices when you get pregnant.
Easy English book about your rights in healthcare.
Easy English book about your period.
Easy English book about your right to be safe from violence,
Easy English book about your right to take part in all areas of life.
01 May 2020... Easy English book about your rights to and in all levels of education.
01 Mar 2022... This book is about your rights when you work with disability professionals. Rights means something everyone should be able to have or do. Disability professionals are experts who help your child manage life with a disability better. For example, doctors, therapists and support workers.
04 Jan 2022... This position statement argues that autistic LGBTIQA+ individuals deserve to have their decisions about their identities respected, valued, validated, and affirmed.
These translated resources provide information on the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner, an independant, specialist complaints organisation created by the Mental Health Act 2014. The information sheet outlines who the organisation is, how to make complaints, what happens when a complaint is made and the lawful right to speak up or complain about a public mental health service.
01 Aug 2021... This roadmap aims to address serious health inequities faced by people with intellectual disability. It outlines how we can create a health system where people with intellectual disability are valued, respected and have access to high quality, timely and comprehensive health care.
This fact sheet explains how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can help if your child aged between 0 and 6 years has just been diagnosed with hearing loss.
01 Feb 2019... The first half of the video will help you understand three different ways to manage your 'NDIS' plan. The second half of this video will explain what support coordination is.
How to recognise your strengths and skills and implement them into your work, in Easy English.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, a parent of a child with hearing impairment talks about her child's early intervention, including hearing aids, Auslan and speech therapy. Child health specialists talk about helping parents understand what hearing impairment means for their child. They also go through some early intervention options and say why it's important to start intervention early.
Springvale Indochinese Mutual Assistance Association (SICMAA) disability project (video with English subtitles)
People of CALD background and their carers have reported experiencing a high level of discrimination in their cultural and linguistic communities. In turn this can act as a barrier to their willingness to come forward and approach services for help.To illustrate this two women of Vietnamese background spoke to the Springvale Indochinese Mutual Assistance Association (SICMAA) about their experience as carers of children with disabilities and how this impacted their well-being and that of their family. This video is in Vietnamese with English subtitles.
01 Aug 2018... This fact sheet explains the 3 types of support budgets that might be in your NDIS plan.
01 May 2021... Factsheet on Support Coordinators and how they help NDIS clients. It explains what support coordinators are and what they do.
A video about the right to be safe from violence.
01 May 2021... Brochure about using a psychologist through the NDIS. Psychologists help you to learn about yourself. They can help you learn skills to manage your thoughts and emotions. The brochure includes information about mental health, what psychologists can (and can't) do for you, your rights and entitlements and steps for using a psychologist.
This brochure explains what elder abuse is including physical-, financial-, emotional and sexual abuse.It also lists the signs of abuse, risk factors, where it can happen, your rights and where to get help.
01 May 2020... Easy English book about STIs and how to avoid them.
11 Aug 2022... A video which explains how to share your story of violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation by making your submission to the Disability Royal Commission. You can submit your story online, in writing, by email, over the phone, through video/audio recording - in any format and in any language.
The Disability Royal Commission is an investigation into ways we can prevent people with disability experiencing harm and being treated unfairly. They also want to know what you believe will make things better for people with disabilities.
The purpose of this resource is to provide balanced information about Down Syndrome to expectant parents. This includes parents who have already had some prenatal testing which reveals their child has or may have Down syndrome, as well as those who want more information about Down syndrome for a range of reasons.
01 Dec 2020... The purpose of the Plan is to identify regional priorities for disability access and inclusion that the Yorke Alliance Councils can work on together as well as to provide guidance for each of the Councils' own four-year action plan.
01 May 2019... Living With Vision Loss is a young woman's story about guide dogs, Islam and disability. Stigma against disability is strong in some communities, and can stop people from accessing services for fear of facing their community's disapproval. In this video, a young woman of Muslim background talks about living with vision loss, and how having a guide dog has at times created difficulties with her Muslim friends.
01 Jul 2019... A young man of Syrian background talks about his experience with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the way members of his community responded to his diagnosis.
This audio resource outlines the Disability Support Pension that provides financial support for people who have a physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition. It outlines eligibility for the pension, the process of claiming the pension and the associated Job Capacity Assessment and Disability Medical Assessment.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, parents of children with Down syndrome talk about getting early intervention for their child after a diagnosis. Early interventions include physiotherapy, speech therapy and sign language. They discuss respite care and the value of having a good support network of family, friends and other families of children with Down syndrome. Child health specialists talk about early intervention options and family life.
01 Jun 2020... The early years of life are extremely important for the development of every child. For children with Down syndrome, providing the right supports and interventions during the early years can help build a strong and healthy future and ensure that the child can reach their full potential. This resource provides information for families about early intervention, development, and supports in the early-years. It also provides information about the NDIS and accessing support through the Early Childhood Early Intervention approach.
A video series with more than 10 deaf parents sharing their parenting experiences and tips for other deaf and hard of hearing parents.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, child health specialists talk about different types of hearing impairment. They say babies are usually screened at or soon after birth to test their hearing. Children can also be diagnosed when they're older. Parents of children with hearing impairment and specialists talk about some of the signs that a child has a hearing impairment.
This Easy English resource contains words relating to the NDIS. The video explains key NDIS concepts in Auslan.
01 Jun 2018... This glossary explains the meaning of the most frequently used terms in the NDIS and the disability sector. It is helpful to people with disability and their carers who speak a language other than English, workers and interpreters in this area.
01 Nov 2020... This Easy English booklet is written for people with Down Syndrome and has information about using the internet to keep in touch with other people through email, social media, online dating and using the internet at work. It also has information about online bullying.
01 Feb 2018... Health promotion information sheet on support for people who are blind or vision impaired. With information on how supportive services can help, when they should be accessed and details of of available services and information. This information is also available in text and audio formats.
01 Feb 2017... Manual Wheelchairs can be used by people who find it difficult to mobilise at home or in the community. Evidence shows that safety and independence can be improved by using assistive equipment, such as a manual wheelchair.
01 Jul 2017... Self-managing your NDIS plan gives you choice and control over the supports and services you purchase to help you achieve your goals. This means that you, a family member or a trusted person will have complete control over your funds - including paying your supports and service providers. In this video and Easy English fact sheet, we'll explain what you need to do in order to self-manage your plan.
Easy English book about your rights to sex and health.
01 May 2019... This booklet covers understanding your current supports, creating an NDIS plan to achieve your goals and receiving an approved NDIS plan.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, child disability experts talk about what early intervention is, how you get it and what it aims to do. They say it's important to start early, but it's also never too late to start. They talk about choosing a service provider and funding options. A parent describes her experience with early intervention.
This fact sheet provides advice for parents with a baby with Down Syndrome. It includes a checklist of things you need to do if your baby is born with Down Syndrome, from enjoying your baby to contacting Centrelink.
01 May 2021... Brochure on using an Occupational Therapist through the NDIS. Occupational Therapists help you to learn new ways of doing things
A video explaining what LGBTIQA+ means.
01 May 2021... Easy English booklet about how to take care of yourself if you lose your job. It has information about: how you might feel, how to look after your health, what to do if you are worried about money and the different kinds of help you can get.
Make a complaint in other languages: make a complaint to DSC about the provision of services by a Victorian disability service.
01 Jul 2017... This translated resource enables individuals to make a complaint to the Office of the Disability Services Commissioner if they are not happy with their disability service provider in Victoria, Australia. It outlines the ability for family or friends to talk on their behalf and that the service is free and independent of government and other services.
01 Jun 2016... An Easy English fact sheet is about how to do your first National Disability Insurance Scheme plan.
01 Aug 2019... This poster explains what kind of complaints about your NDIS funded services you can make and how to make them.
This table shares some of the common misconceptions about autism within culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and gives a factual response to each myth in order to support a greater understanding of autism.
A translated booklet and audio recording that describes the six National Standards that apply to disability service providers. It focuses on the rights and outcomes for people with a disability and describes how the standards will help to promote and drive a nationally consistent approach to improving the quality of services.
01 Aug 2018... The NDIS code of conduct applies to all NDIS providers, registered and unregistered, and all persons employed or otherwise engaged by an NDIS provider.
A document to help you brainstorm business ideas, their viability, and ways to evaluate their effectiveness, in Easy English.
01 Nov 2017... Facts about disability include describing what a disability is, types of disabilities, getting help early and the support you need, where to get help, and services providing information on changes to support and getting an interpreter and translated information.
This document outlines how and why visuals are used to support learning and routine, and to help with behaviour.
01 May 2021... These translated videos provide information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It contains information on what the scheme is, who is eligible for it, reasonable and necessary support as well as what is not funded.
01 Jul 2017... As an NDIS participant, you have choice and control over how you manage your NDIS plan. In this video, we'll explain how your NDIS plan is set up and how to spend the funds in your NDIS plan to live the life you want.
When you buy goods and services including disability-related purchases, you have rights under law.This guide explains your consumer rights and the steps you can take to resolve problems. It is written in Easy English, which is more accessible for people who have difficulty reading and understanding written information.
25 Jun 2020... Advance Care Planning is the process of planning ahead for your future healthcare. It’s about planning the type of health care you would want to receive if you became seriously ill or injured in the future and were unable to participate in the discussion at that time.
31 May 2021... A hearing aid is a small, programmable amplifying device that is worn either in the ear or behind the ear. Hearing aids can help most people with a hearing loss, even though they cannot restore normal hearing. Hearing aids aim to increase communication by providing more useful sound information.
25 Aug 2018... This information is a guide to help you reduce your risk of having a fall at home. Falls can’t always be prevented but ensuring that the home is a safe place can help reduce the risk.
01 Mar 2022... This book is about how to get ready for your first meeting with a disability professional. Disability professionals are experts who help your child manage life with a disability better. For example, doctors, therapists and support workers.
01 Jun 2022... If your child is younger than 7 with a disability, or you are concerned about their development, you may be able to get help through our early childhood approach. The early childhood approach can help you to get information and access to support services if you have concerns about your child’s development. It aims to help your child join in daily activities and participate in your community. Our specialist early childhood team will also let you know about other services in your community that may be able to support you.
This video contains consumer rights information including scamming, signing a contract, making a complaint and service hire. It has been co-designed with the community
01 Sep 2021... This document explains Damian Milton’s theory of ‘double empathy’. In it, he proposes that Autistic people do not lack empathy. Milton argues that Autistic people experience the world and express emotions differently to non-autistic people.
01 Jan 2019... Stigma against disability is strong in some communities, and can stop people from accessing services for fear of facing their community's disapproval. In this video, a Vietnamese mother talks about her son's condition and shares her experience of overcoming discrimination to help him access the best support available.
01 Sep 2021... A document that explains what disability discrimination is and what to do if you experience it, in Easy English
This translated resource outlines the Disability Support Pension that provides financial support for people who have a physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition. It outlines eligibility for the pension, the process of claiming the pension and the associated Job Capacity Assessment and Disability Medical Assessment.
01 Mar 2016... A translated resource with information about being at risk of falls and minimising the risk of falls for residents, families and carers.
COVID-19 vaccines - Medications, getting the vaccination in a wheelchair and eligibility Auslan (video)
01 May 2021... Professor Michael Kidd answering COVID-19 vaccine questions from people with disability about medications, getting the vaccination while in a wheelchair and whether you must get the vaccination if you are eligible.
01 May 2021... Professor Michael Kidd answering COVID-19 vaccine questions from people with disability about where to get information about the vaccine and having support people attend vaccination appointments.
01 Feb 2019... This video will help you understand if you are eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and how to access it.
01 May 2016... The bathboard /bath seat resource provides clear, concise instructions on using a bathboard/bath seat safely.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, parents of children with Fragile X syndrome discuss different therapies for children. Parents and child health specialists talk about why it's important to get early intervention as soon as possible after diagnosis. Health specialists say that children with Fragile X develop different skills at different rates. A team of therapists working together is the best way to help them
01 Apr 2021... This book is about goals for your child and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Goals are things you want your child to achieve with support.
01 Feb 2022... COVID-19 vaccination social scripts that outline the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccination to autistic children aged 5-11 years old. They were created to use in a state vaccination clinic but can be useful in most settings.
01 Jul 2014... The Home and Community Care (HACC) easy living equipment checklist for consumers is a checklist about simple, inexpensive equipment that is available to the general public. Some of these items might be useful. Please use the checklist to indicate any of these you may wish to discuss, see or try.
01 Aug 2018... This fact sheet is about how to make a service agreement with your service provider.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, parents of children with Fragile X syndrome talk about this genetic condition. They talk about spotting the early signs, getting a diagnosis and their reaction to the diagnosis. Child health specialists explain how this condition happens. They also go through the physical, developmental, behavioural and emotional features of the syndrome.
01 May 2020... This fact sheet explains what Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) is, how the NDIS can help your child, what to expect and the contact details for more information.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, parents of children with vision impairment and child health specialists talk about early signs that a child might have vision impairment. Parents describe experiences of getting their child diagnosed. Specialists talk about different causes of vision impairment - problems with the eyes and also with messages getting from the eyes to the brain
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, child health specialists talk about how early intervention can help children with vision impairment learn and develop. Parents talk about getting early intervention after diagnosis and how it helped their child's development. Health specialists say it's important to encourage a child's other senses, and support children who'll be Braille readers.
An Easy English book about your right to make choices
Easy English book about your rights to and at work
31 May 2021... Any degree of hearing loss, whether very mild or severe, affects communication for both the hard of hearing person and the person they are communicating with. Most hearing losses cause speech to sound less clear. This page provides from strategies for contributing to conversations despite hearing impairment.
01 Jun 2021... This brochure outlines the steps you can take to challenge a National Disability Insurance Scheme decision you are not happy with.
01 Feb 2022... COVID-19 vaccination social scripts that outline the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccination to autistic children aged 5-11 years old. They were created to use in a low-sensory vaccination clinic.
01 May 2012... Older people and people with disability are at higher risk of being injured or not surviving a fire in their home. This usually occurs when disability or illness affects individual ability. Consider your situation. Will reduced hearing or vision mean you are slower to realise there is a fire? Will reduced mobility affect how you would safely escape a fire in your home? The information in this brochure, together with the home fire safety booklet has been designed to assist you to reduce your fire risk.
01 May 2016... The over toilet aid resource provides clear, concise instructions on using an over toilet aid safely.
01 Sep 2020... This video lists your rights when dealing with the NDIS and explains where and how you can lodge a complaint if you do not agree with their decisions.
A handbook offering practical advice and support on how to achieve the best possible outcomes for both the person being cared for and for carers.Navigating the NDIS as a new entrant or along the way can be daunting. The Carers Victoria NDIS Carers Handbook is a clear guide offering practical advice and support on how to achieve the best possible outcomes for both the person being cared for and for carers.
01 Dec 2020... This hub was 'co-designed' (created and built) with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds with lived experience of mental health concerns, as well as their carers and other supporters. Two groups, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne worked on these resources over 18 months in 2019-2020. The groups wanted to share stories of people's experiences of the NDIS, make resources in plain English and other languages, and look at some of the barriers to getting support. These resources were made to help you along your NDIS journey. It also includes a workbook on how to navigate the NDIS and many videos of lived experiences.
01 Sep 2019... This translated fact sheet provides detailed information for people living with Spina Bifida and may also have some loss of bowel control (neurogenic bowel). The fact sheet provides information on healthy bowel movements, medications for bowels, regular routines, toilet positions and other options for bowel movement.
This resource explains what respite care is and how to access it.
Easy English book about safer sex and contraception options.
A video about sexual health and rights.
01 Sep 2016... This video will help you understand what the NDIS means when they talk about reasonable and necessary supports and permanent and significant disability.
01 Jun 2016... Information for people who do not speak English on what assistance is available from the National Translation and Interpreter Services (TIS National) to assist with translation.
01 May 2019... This booklet covers understanding the NDIS, checking your eligibility, supports and services funded by the NDIS.
01 May 2019... This booklet covers understanding your plan, using your plan and reviewing your plan and progress.
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