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  • Call for Members for Premier’s Disability Advisory Council

    If you are a person with disability or a carer, family member or someone with a demonstrated interest in disability issues, you are invited to express interest in becoming a member of the Premier’s Disability Advisory Council (PDAC). Up to six positions will be available.

    To ensure regional representation, people from the North and North West of the State are strongly encouraged to apply.

    PDAC assists the Tasmanian Government to implement Accessible Island: Tasmania’s Disability Framework for Action 2018-2021 and provides advice on whole-of-government policy and programs that impact on Tasmanians with disability.

    The closing date for expressions of interest isFriday 21 September 2018.

    More information and application packs are available from communities.tas.gov.au by emailing disability@communities.tas.gov.au or by calling 03 6232 7183 or 1300 135 513.

  • Meningococcal Vaccination Program

    Advice from Director of Public Health in relation to the meningococcal vaccination program:

    • The risk of contracting any strain of meningococcal disease is very low, but not zero.
    • Vigilance for illness is critical. If you or one of your clients has symptoms, seek emergency medical treatment immediately.  Symptoms include fever, severe aches and pains, headache, drowsiness and confusion.  A rash may occur as the disease progresses. Illness in babies can include fever, distress, being mottled or floppy and not feeding. People with meningococcal disease often go from feeling quite well to extremely unwell very quickly.
    • Immunisation of people eligible for the vaccination program is recommended – anyone born after 1 August 1997 is eligible.
    • Smoking and passive exposure to smoke in confined spaces are risk factors for contracting meningococcal disease. Please discourage this.

    For further general information and to find out how eligible persons can access vaccination, please see the website http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/menw

  • K Sport Physical Disability Sports Tasmania - Upcoming Events

    Check out the upcoming activities on the K-SPORT Roster – July -August for children with Physical disABILITY.

    For more information contact K-Sport on 03 6272 7513 or pdst@paraquadtas.org.au

     

  • CYDA Education Survey 2017 Results Released

    Children and Young People with Disability Australia conducts a national survey each year on the educational experiences of students with disability in Australia. It focuses on the direct experience of students with disability. The most recent survey results again highlight that the present education system if failing to adequately meet the needs of students with disability.

    The media has recently reported on the results of CYDA’s Education Survey 2017. You can view that coverage at https://goo.gl/18uXsf and https://goo.gl/Q9fyoj.

    The survey summary provides an overview of the responses received. The summary can be viewed at http://www.cyda.org.au/education-survey-results-2017. There were 766 respondents nationally with representation from all states and territories.

  • Nominations for the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards are now open! [23 Aug 18]

    Nominations for the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards are now open!

    The Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities, and businesses are making throughout Tasmania.

    Do you know someone living in your community with a disability who is actively contributing to the community, and achieving personal goals and should be recognised? We would love for you to enter them into our MAIB Disability Achievement Award! Self-nominations are also accepted .

    You can nominate someone by heading to their website.

    Feel free to check out the highlights video https://www.facebook.com/TASCAAwards/videos/1558141960932295/UzpfSTEyODY0NjI1MDU0ODU0NzoxNzA3MDc2MTI5MzcyMjEw/ from the 2017 Gala Presentation Dinner, to see what you can be a part of just by submitting an entry.

    Nominations will be closing on Thursday 23rd August!

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