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Taking Charge of Change Emerald
September 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in Queensland from July 2016.
The NDIS will give people with disability and the people closest to them a chance to have a bigger say over their supports.
This one day workshop talks about what we know about the NDIS and some practical things people with disability and their families can do to get ready for the NDIS.
We will talk about what it takes for people with disability to have a good life; the role of family and friends; choice and control and what it will mean to take charge of the change ahead.
This workshop will help you think about where to start, how to stay connected and informed as we move towards the NDIS starting in an area near you.
A light lunch will be provided.
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Who should attend?
This workshop is for people with a disability, families and their close friends who are interested in hearing about the NDIS and exploring what they can do to be ready for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Please note this event is not intended or desired for service providers or workers in the sector.
Some information about the NDIS is available on the NDIS website (www.ndis.gov.au) and the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services’ NDIS information page. If we hear of events that are being offered for providers and workers we will advise on the CRU website. We appreciate the interest of service providers and workers.
One of our team of experienced presenters will deliver this workshop. You can see the full list of our presenters here.
Each member of our team has many years of experience working with people with a disability and their families. Some of our team also have family members who have a disability and will share from personal experience.
Read more about them on our website: www.cru.org.au
Assistance to attend
It is important to CRU that we make our events accessible to all attendees. We ask that you let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you to fully participate in this event.
This may range from support for people with; visual and hearing impairments, physical support needs, English as a second language and particular dietary requirements. You can provide this information at the bottom of the application form and if required someone from CRU will contact you for further information.
Contact CRU if you need to assistance attend or participate in this event and you can’t register online, call 07 3844 2211.
Community Resource Unit Inc.
CRU has a 25 year track record of working across Queensland to help people with a disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community.
This is an NDIS Participant Readiness activity funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
The cost of attending this event is covered by this funding. There are no charges for attendees.