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  • Expressions of Interest sought for ACD Board of Management vacancies.

    The Association for Children with Disability (TAS) Inc. – ACD Tas. is seeking expressions of interest to fill two Board of Management vacancies.

    ACD works across the Tasmanian Community providing family support services and facilitating dialogue and solution based innovations for a Tasmania where people with disability, their families and carers have equal opportunity to reach their potential and lead fulfilling lives.

    The ACD Board values the lived experiences and expertise of its volunteer members and seeks expressions of interest from friendly, intelligent, resourceful, and innovative people who are able to work effectively as part of a team and have experience in any of the following areas:

    • Business Development
    • Marketing and Promotions
    • Finance and Accounting

    To comply with the ACD constitution at clause 5 – Membership of Association

    (b) It is intended that the majority of members shall be:-

      • parents and other family members of an individual with disability;
      • carers of individuals with disability;

    family members of children and/or young people with disability are encouraged to express an interest in these Board of Management positions.

    For more information about ACD go to www.acdtas.com.au. To receive more information about Board Member expressions of interest please contact Caroline Pegg on 62312 466 or cpegg@acdtas.com.au

  • Decision Making Capacity and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

    THIS IS A MUST READ POST FOR PARENTS AND CARERS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

    THIS IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE NDIS IN RELATION TO ACCESS, DECISIONS AND PLANNING

    Click here to view the Decision Making Capacity and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Fact sheet.

    For additional information on Guardianship visit http://www.guardianship.tas.gov.au/about_us#Guardianship

  • Mission Australia: 17th Annual Youth Survey

    Mission Australia has proudly launched their 17th annual Youth Survey!

    This survey gives them valuable insights into the lives of young people and they use the survey findings to advocate strongly on behalf of young people across the range of issues identified as important and of concern to them, to ensure they have a voice in government, policy, youth service design, schools and beyond.

    Last year they heard from 24,055 young people aged between 15 to 19, who identified mental health, alcohol and drugs, and equity and discrimination as the most important issues in Australia. This year’s survey will ask new focus questions in order to delve deeper into issues around social media, alcohol and drugs, barriers to employment, and how young people feel about their community.

    Youth between the age of 15 – 19 are encouraged to participate. The link to the survey is https://bit.ly/2EGWTWb

    The Youth Survey closes at the end of July.

  • SURVEY - Research Study into the Legal Regulation of Behaviour as a Disability

    Do you have a family member or work with a person with a disability who exhibits behaviours of concern?

    Researchers from the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). are considering the way that the law responds to people who behave in ways that are viewed by some members of society as challenging, different or difficult.

    Through interviews and online surveys, they hope to gain some insight into the views of non-lawyers and particularly people with, or who work with or advocate for people experiencing conditions that are thought to sometimes manifest in challenging behaviour.

    They have prepared two online surveys; one for people with disability (Survey 1 – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bioinequalities1) and one for their associates (Survey 2 – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bioinequalities2). Both surveys are approximately 30 minutes long and are focused on how the law affects people day to day.

  • NDIS workshop & webinar series: NDIS registered allied health business owners

    NDIS are hoping to offer a workshop and webinar series for existing and potential NDIS registered allied health business owners in late May 2018.

    These will be delivered by Cathy Love, an allied health business coach, speaker, author and occupational therapist from NACRE consulting.

    The estimated (subsidised) cost to participants will be approx. $150, covering:

    –          1 x 2 hour face to face workshop in either Devonport or Hobart (after business hours)

    –          2 x 1 hour webinars (to be run pre and post workshops for preparation and follow up)

    To express your interest in this opportunity you are invited to complete this very brief survey monkey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6JTCYGJ

    Responses are sought by Friday the 23rd March.

     

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