News - Disability Sector

SCOA: Barriers and Exclusions: The support needs of newly arrived refugees with a disability

The Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA); Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA); the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA); and the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) released a new report outlining the significant obstacles faced by refugees with disabilities who are living in Australia in February 2019.

Read more @ SCOA

Welcome to the Multilingual Disability Hub

Welcome to the Multilingual Disability Hub

On this website, you will find relevant and accessible information on disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in your language.

CALD Youth Peer Support Group

CALD Youth Peer Support Group

This project is aimed at building the capacity of individuals in a group setting by delivering activities to increase community participation.

If you are or know someone with mild-moderate disabilities aged 18 to 24, who are not eligible for the NDIS, join us or let them know!

Project activities will include light exercising and arts/ crafts sessions.

***FREE of cost!

  • Where: Brian Wunsch Community Centre (Disability friendly) 126 Avoca Road, Wakeley 2176
  • When: Every Wednesday starting March 13 10:00am- 12:30pm (15 sessions)

See attached flyer for more information

New Project- people with disability from refugee background

Diversity and Disability Alliance is excited to tell you about our new project..!

Strength through Peer Support is a project for people who are newly arrived refugees and/or who are of refugee background with disability in the Fairfield and Liverpool LGAs.

The projects aims to support participants to:
• build sustainable peer support networks
• confidently access local supports and services; and
• feel and be more connected to their community

What we are doing:
Peer mentoring (available now!!)
• DDA Peer Mentors who are trained and have lived experience of disability will provide one-to-one peer mentoring sessions

Introduction to Peer Support (will be held in March)
• An interactive three-session training course on the basics of peer support

Peer2Peer cafés (will be held in April and May)
• An opportunity to come together, meet peers, share information and learn from each other
Check out the attached brochure (English and translated in Arabic) for more information.

We’d really appreciate your support in getting the word out there! Please feel free to share far and wide to your networks and to individuals who may be interested.

If you’d like to have a further chat, we’d love to hear from you! Feel free to call ACE on 02 8717 1500 or 0434 354 114.

ideas: Free nationwide disability telecommunications service assisting with choosing Technology

Accessible Telecoms is a nationwide disability telecommunications service that provides independent, up to-date information on mainstream and assistive telecommunication products suitable for people with disabilities. This service also provides referrals for training, set-up, on-going support and equipment provision.

This is a free service! And it can be used by anyone, people with disability, their family & carers, service providers and advocates.

Find out more @ ideas

Talking Together, a Fair Trading community Information session- Arabic, Khmer

Your Consumer Rights and the NDIS
A free information session for people with disability and their carers

Come to learn about:
• Your Consumer Rights
• Service agreements
• Scams
• Hiring a Service
• And making a complaint
The session will be delivered in English with a Vietnamese Interpreter The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Arabic: November 26 at 22 Nelson Street ( DDA) 1pm- 3 pm
Khmer: November 30 at Bonnyrigg Temple 10 - 12.--

For RSVP please contact
Joyce: 0431 430 871
Diversity Disability Alliance

FACS: Key NSW Transitional Decision Support - Initiatives and Resources

Complex Support Needs Planning Guides

ADHC provided funding to UNSW Intellectual Behavioral Support Program to develop three guides to assist people with disability their families and carers to develop their skills during transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and to build their capacity to make decisions and exercise choice and control. Find Out More...

Every Moment Has Potential: is an online learning resource developed specifically for disability support workers

The resource provides an introduction to Person Centred Active Support - a way of working that enables everyone, no matter what their level of intellectual or physical disability, to make choices and participate in meaningful activities and social relationships.