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Improved NDIS planning for people with complex support needs


16 November 2018

The Hon Sarah Henderson MP
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Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, today announced the commencement of the rollout of a new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Complex Support Needs Pathway.

VALID Keys to Success Program


The VALID Keys to Success Program is a self-advocacy course that supports people to learn about speaking up and have a say in their NDIS plan. Callum Lydiard took part in the training last year and has a new-found confidence when it comes to having a say.

“The training supports people to learn about speaking up for themselves and taking control in in their plan,” says Callum.

“It helped me feel confident when making choices and decisions about my life and setting goals for the future.”

Community Partnerships Project with Cancer Council and Breast Screen Victoria


People with intellectual disabilities should have the same right to access cancer screening opportunities and other preventative services as everyone else in the community.

International and Australian data indicates that people with disabilities are under screened for cancer.

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