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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

Experts to inform national carer gateway

From December 2015, the national carer gateway will be the front door for government support and information for all carers, regardless of who they care for. The announcement comes after the federal government allocation of $33.7 million in the 2015/16 budget. The idea behind the Carer Gateway Advisory Group is that its members will draw […]

This entry was posted on July 9, 2015

Disability Advocacy Review

The Department of Social Services is leading a review into the National Disability Advocacy Framework which was endorsed by Commonwealth, State and Territory Disability Ministers back in 2012. The National Disability Advocacy Framework provides a structure for governments to work within to enable and support people with disability to protect their rights and overcome barriers. […]

This entry was posted on June 24, 2015

Launchpad for Young People with ASD and their Families

Autism Spectrum Australia have launched a new website called ‘Launchpad’ – created for young people with ASD and their families. It is aimed at people 16 and over, as they transition from school to adult life. Topics include study, work, health, social life, learning to drive, independent living and how to be a good self […]

This entry was posted on May 19, 2015

Funding extensions for disability and carer programmes

The Abbott Government delivered welcoming news to thousands of people with disability, carers, families and their advocates by extending funding for a range of programmes transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) until June 2016. Minister Fifield said the Government had extended funding to the following programmes: Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) Better Start […]

This entry was posted on March 16, 2015

Parents flock to free online course on autism

Autism MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) through Swinburne University A free online seven week course will launch on Thursday 2 April 2015  designed to provide practical help to families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Enrolments have skyrocketed to over 10,000 participants!  Offering new topics each week, the MOOC provides a pathway for choice and flexibility, based on the participant’s area of interest and will require […]

This entry was posted on March 12, 2015

Disability Standards for Education – New Resource

A Practical Guide for Individuals, Families and Communities Find out all you need to know about the educational rights of students with a disability using this new online resource. The Disability Standards for Education specify how students with disability can receive an equitable education and how schools can work with students and their families to […]

This entry was posted on February 19, 2015

lifeAssist Carer Recognition program

Uniting Care has launched the ‘lifeAssist Carer Recognition program’  entitling carers to a range of benefits including: •dining offers •leisure activities •retail savings •travel & getaways You may be eligible for the program if you care for someone with a mental illness, autism, intellectual disability or severe/profound disability. You may also be eligible if you are a […]

This entry was posted on February 6, 2015

‘Quiet room’ now open at Northland Shopping Centre

Northland Shopping Centre has opened up a ‘quiet room’ for individuals with autism. Built entirely by local volunteers and businesses and led by a passionate committee with most members having been personally touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the pioneering ‘Quiet Room’ concept has been introduced in a bid to give the 55,000 Victorians affected […]

This entry was posted on October 5, 2014

Free Parenting Sessions – Stepping Stones Triple P

Positive Parenting Program What is Stepping Stones Triple P? Stepping Stones Triple P (SSTP) is part of the Triple P parenting program, and has been specially tailored for parents of children with a disability. It doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you […]

This entry was posted on September 18, 2014