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NDIA backflip raises prices for NDIS services and leaves organisations out of pocket.

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Thousands of Australians living with a disability may be forced to reduce their support services under recent changes to the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) made by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Amicus is outraged by the surprise amendments, which came into force on October 1, and is calling on the federal government and NDIA to reverse the decision immediately. …

Equipment funding updates for the NDIS

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Starting from October 1 2019, the NDIS are now funding supports and equipment that is related to a participant’s health condition and is required because of their disability. In the past the NDIS said that this was the responsibility of the health sector, but following advocacy and legal cases at the administrative appeals tribunal, this has now changed. The health …

Seven Apps for a More Accessible Life

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At Amicus we welcome all initiatives that help to create an inclusive community and society. With the rise of smartphones and advances in technology, we are seeing fantastic apps being developed across Android and iPhones that may benefit you or someone you know with a disability. From visual and reading assistance apps to ones that can help to reduce sensory …

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, …