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Getting by with help from human's best friend

JAN  Robinson was walking into a building in Charters Towers with her psychiatric-assistance dog Zac when a man challenged her.

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Quality & safeguards guidance tool for NDIS providers in NSW

A new tool which will assist the user to understand quality and safeguarding requirements for NDIS service providers in NSW is available now. Quality and safeguards guidance tool for NDIS providers in NSW takes the user through a range of questions about their organisation, and the supports they would like to deliver, resulting in a tailored outcome for each user.

The tool also provides the user with useful links and resources related to registering as a NDIS provider in NSW.

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Over the past month, we have had an overwhelming response to our #StandByMe campaign, particularly our online petition. At present, we have almost 28,000 signatures and the number is steadily growing. Show your support for disability advocacy, information and representative services in NSW by signing the petition below:


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Consultation on Supported Group Accommodation Resident rights

The NSW Government has prepared a set of consultation papers on how we can improve resident protections for people with disability living in supported group accommodation.  We are interested in hearing your views. Click here for consultation

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Research Participants Wanted: Living with Type 1 Diabetes and Intellectual Disability

Here’s your chance to contribute to this area of research. Researchers from Western Sydney, Sydney and Curtin Universities, are running a study exploring the experiences of young adults living with type 1 diabetes and intellectual disability. It is hoped that this study will assist in improving diabetes self-care and social and economic inclusion for young adults.