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The Association for Children with a Disability has released a new NDIS Planning Workbook for parents of children with a disability. The planning workbook has been developed with a specific focus on what families need and are asking for in their NDIS planning meetings. The workbook been designed to help parents

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Dying to Talk is a collection of new resources created to help start conversations about end-of-life care, designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The resources are available online and include a culturally appropriate step-by-step guide to make difficult discussions about death a little easier.

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Career Pathways Pilot for Humanitarian Entrants is a new initiative to help newly arrived refugees to use their professional or trade skills and qualifications in Australia. The program offers people who arrived in Australia under the Humanitarian Program, have lived here for five years or less and speak English well

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Respect has released an Excuse Interpreter, revealing the hidden meaning of common expressions that people use to excuse disrespectful behaviour towards women and girls. The Interpreter is designed to help adults become more aware of their own reactions and to help them avoid seemingly harmless phrases

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Many types of assistive technology (AT) can form part of a person’s reasonable and necessary supports under the NDIS. In assisting people to prepare for the NDIS, it is important the NDIS planners and Local Area Coordinators (LAC) are aware of AT issues and understand the importance of putting the person at the centre of their AT solution.

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The Equip Myself app from the Independent Living Centre WA can help people to identify assistive equipment and technologies that will help them with daily tasks and to achieve their goals. The tablet app empowers people with a disability by helping them to identify assistive equipment and technology options that may be suitable for them.

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A series of new modules about intellectual disability and mental disorders are now available online. The modules, created by The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at the University of New South Wales, include information on legal and ethical practice, as well as challenging behaviour.