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ACD is on the move!

On the 23rd of February, ACD will be relocating from its home of almost 10 years in Hawthorn, to new premises in Surrey Hills. This move will ensure that ACD is able to continue offering the services and resources that our members and families need, and build our capacity to do more for families of […]

This entry was posted on February 21, 2017
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10th National Disability Awards 2016 Finalist

This week our CEO, Eddie Chapman, attended on behalf of Association for Children with a Disability, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Disability Awards. ACD was shortlisted as a finalist for the award for their efforts in leading the Changing Places initiative across Australia. The National Disability Awards recognise the achievements of people and organisations […]

This entry was posted on November 9, 2016
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Tell us where you would like a Changing Places toilet!

The Victorian Government is funding 15 new Changing Places across Victoria, to complement the six that have already been built by the Victorian Government at places such as Melbourne Zoo, Victoria Park in Ballarat, and the MCG. To help identify the places where these toilets would make the greatest impact for people with a disability […]

This entry was posted on September 20, 2016

New independent schools watchdog to be announced

An upcoming announcement is soon to be made about a new independent complaints process for parents and students (as initially promised by then opposition Education Minister, James Merlino at our Q & A forum back in 2014). Check out the article posted in the Herald Sun, 7th August 2016 http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/aggrieved-parents-and-students-will-soon-have-complaints-against-schools-by-independent-watchdog/news-story/9cdb0ed257daa57e9aabff988833fead

This entry was posted on August 10, 2016
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2016-17 State Budget submission by ACD

ACD has released its Victorian State Budget submission for 2016-17. Our submission focuses on the following issues as key to improving and sustaining the outcomes for families of children with a disability: 1. Security of Advocacy funding 2. Continuity of services during NDIS transition 3. Out of school transition support 4. Public hospital transition 5. […]

This entry was posted on March 24, 2016
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NDIS information session

Come to a free information session about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) presented by the Association for Children with Disability.   The session will include: An overview of the NDIS Learnings from the trial sites where the Scheme is already operating Tips on what you can do to prepare, while waiting for the Scheme to […]

This entry was posted on January 22, 2016

Five winning tips to effective advocacy with your school

The ACD Support team helps hundreds of Victorian families to advocate on behalf of their children with a disability. These are their top tips to help families work in partnership with schools to maximise their child’s school experience. Gather information and consider the outcome you want before entering a meeting with the school – writing […]

This entry was posted on January 18, 2016

Families and service providers must both be supported to change the culture around reporting incidences of abuse

Response to Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass’ article in the Age published 12th January 2016 Tuesday’s article in The Age (‘Shocking’ abuse of Victorians with disabilities) by the Victorian Ombudsman, Deborah Glass, highlights the immense challenges around the abuse of people with disabilities and rightly calls on all parts of the disability sector to fully appreciate […]

This entry was posted on January 13, 2016
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Merry Christmas from all at ACD!

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss Seasons greetings from everyone at ACD. We hope that your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter throughout the New Year. From the Staff and Committee of Management at ACD. Office closure […]

This entry was posted on December 16, 2015
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Sharing Our Story Training resource is now available

ACD is proud to announce the release of Sharing Our Story, a highly engaging adult learning tool aimed at tertiary students and service providers who work with children with a disability. It is designed to stimulate discussion and encourage a greater understanding of disability from a family perspective enabling professionals to work in partnership with […]

This entry was posted on September 4, 2015