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Taking Charge of Change: Maryborough
June 3, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements.
This one day workshop reviews what we know about the NDIS and what it will mean for people with a disability. It will be an opportunity to explore what people with disabilities, and the people who support them, can do now to ensure they can best benefit from this opportunity.
We will explore topics such as what it takes to have a good life; what support could look like; the contribution of family and friends; choice, self-direction and what it will mean to take control.
This interactive day will offer practical strategies for people with disability and their families on where to start, how to stay connected and how we might design and create support that suits the person, enables them to live a good life and is sustainable over time.
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 and allies 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.