The NDIS, your burning questions – NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

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This month we will introduce the new NDIS Quality and safeguards Commission, an important new service available to anyone involved with the NDIS.The commission is separate to and independent from the NDIS. It started in Victoria on July 1st 2019 and is in all states and territories other than West Australia. The Commission aims to: Respond to concerns, complaints and …

The NDIS, your burning questions – Review and Planning meetings

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NDIS review or planning meetings are a way of developing a plan that suits you or for making changes to your plan if it’s not working for you. This month, we’re discussing what happens at your NDIS  meeting. Where and when will the meeting take place: Most people with an NDIS plan have a meeting with a local Area Coordinator …

Wonderful Weekend Away for Participant Peter

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This week’s blog was written by Amicus Support Worker Jaiden Kellow. He and participant Peter Brewer enjoyed a weekend away in Melbourne recently.  On the 4th of May, Peter Brewer and myself went on a trip for the weekend to Melbourne, which we have done on this weekend for the past two years. We caught the train down to Melbourne …

YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE: 2019 Federal Election

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The federal election has been locked in for Saturday 18th May, so it’s important to make sure you’re ready to vote. Why is voting important? Voting is your voice; it is a chance to have your say on what happens in Australia. This means that you have the opportunity to weigh in on the matters that affect your life the …

Sharing our ‘One Person at a Time’ approach in NZ

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Our CEO Ann-Maree Davis’ recent visit to New Zealand has been a great testament to the way Amicus delivers it’s supports. Ann-Maree was invited by Dr Michael Kendrick, an international leader in the disability sector and creator of the Optimal Individualised Service Design (OISD) course, to share Amicus’s journey of transformation with disability professionals from across New Zealand. The OISD …

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Autism Awareness Week

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April 1-7 is World Autism Awareness Week. During this week Amicus will discuss how we can create a more inclusive community for children and adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We recognise there is still a great need to increase understanding of ASD and what it means to be a fully inclusive community.   Let’s talk first about ASD, …

NDIS Behaviour Support Services – Frequently Asked Questions.

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Amicus has been offering of NDIS Behaviour Support Services with great success and continues to grow the team delivering it. This service was introduced to Amicus as a result of the increased demand and concerned at the lengthy delays that people with a disability, their families and support networks were experiencing in accessing behavioural services. Amicus Behavioural Support services have already …

Things to do over the March long weekend

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With the upcoming long weekend just a few weeks away, it’s always a great opportunity to explore new places, attend an event or simply spend time with your family and friends. There is plenty happening across the region, and we’ve rounded up some activities you may enjoy: 1. Bendigo International Madison Saturday 9 March – Sunday 10 March Tom Flood …

Behind the scenes of self-directed teams

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With Amicus, you can rest assured knowing you have a whole team of people to assist you in achieving your goals. Our self-directed teams approach enables your support workers to be more focused more on you, ensuring you receive the best support possible. The success of our self-directed teams is driven by great communication. Within each cluster of support workers, …