Autism Awareness Day: At Home Tips for Keeping Safe in Home-Isolation

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Today is Autism Awareness Day, a day to educate people about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world, but in 2020 it looks very different to previous years. This year most of us are practising social distancing by staying at home and away from people outside our family to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to keep Australians healthy. Social …

Emergency Relief Packages For Victorians Who Need It Most

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Woolworths and Coles have introduced special hours in their supermarkets to ensure that older people and people with disabilities will be able to shop in less crowded aisles during the coronavirus pandemic. Both shops are opening exclusively between 7:00am and 8:00am to give those groups a chance to do their shopping before the rush begins. Visit the Department of Health website for general …

How to keep your mind and body healthy whilst staying at home through COVID-19

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As Victorians are doing their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to protect themselves and those most vulnerable in the community by isolating and staying indoors, we need to remember to look after ourselves. Whether you live alone, with family or friends – it’s likely you are having less contact with your community at the moment, which …

How to protect yourself and others from coronavirus.

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All Victorians can do their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to protect themselves and those most vulnerable in the community. By following simple precautions and supporting those around you, we can flatten the curve and ensure our healthcare system is not overrun. Keep reading for tips on how you can help to slow the spread of …

Stores offering special hours for people with a disability to combat ‘panic-buying’

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Woolworths and Coles have introduced special hours in their supermarkets to ensure that older people and people with disabilities will be able to shop in less crowded aisles during the coronavirus pandemic. Both shops are opening exclusively between 7:00am and 8:00am to give those groups a chance to do their shopping before the rush begins. Visit the Department of Health website for general …

How can I minimise the risk of contracting coronavirus?

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is a respiratory illness, with symptoms ranging from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover quickly and easily, and others may get very sick, very quickly. To minimise the risk you should: wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating and after going to the toilet cover your mouth and nose when you …

Keeping yourself safe during Covid-19

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is a respiratory illness, with symptoms ranging from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover quickly and easily, and others may get very sick, very quickly. Good hygiene can prevent infection for most people. The Department of Health website  has key resources to help you understand if: you are at risk   need to isolate yourself and  how to prevent contracting …

Living the Values Award Winners

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The Living the Values Awards are presented each year at the Amicus Annual General Meeting for participants who have been nominated by staff as living and achieving things in their life that are consistent with the Amicus Values. These values include Self Direction, Individuality, Active Participation and Capacity Building – all of which are principles that help our participants live …

Should I Self Manage My NDIS Plan?

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Self direction is an Amicus Value, which means that prioritising it is fundamental to how we work. We believe that everyone has the right to decide what happens in their lives and self-managing your NDIS funding is a great way to ensure you’re receiving the best supports for you. Self-managing your NDIS funding means that you have the option to …

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Everything you need to know about Amicus Behavioural Support Services

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Amicus’ newest service, Behavioural Support, is already having great success helping Victorian’s living with a disability manage behaviours of concern and decrease the use of restrictive practise with an individual approach to assessment, planning and therapy. Increasing demand for services locally and long metropolitan waitlists, compelled Amicus to introduce Behavioural Support to its expanding suite of services in 2018. Behavioural …