Pave the Way invites people with disabilities and their families to a presentation about preparing for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Pave the Way invites people with disabilities and their families to a presentation about preparing for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Communication workshop for disabled people and families

A WORKSHOP exploring how people with a disability, their families or carers can develop a system for collecting, storing and sharing important personal information is being held in Gympie on Thursday, April 23.

The Documenting Personal Information workshop is being run by Mamre through its program Pave the Way.

Following the presentation of the program to the National Disability Insurance Scheme earlier this year, Pave the Way is returning to Gympie to continue its series of NDIS presentations. This information will assist in planning for the NDIS, which will begin to roll out in Queensland from July 2016.

The NDIS is a new federal system for ensuring people with a disability have the support they require to engage more fully in social and economic life. When the roll-out is completed in 2019, around 97,000 Queenslanders with significant or profound disability will have choice and control over the support they receive.

Pave the Way Manager of Effecting Change, David Isitt, said the Pave the Way presentations were a key introduction to the scheme.

"The NDIS is an exciting change that will impact over 97,000 Queenslanders," Mr Isitt said. "These presentations will help people with disability and their families further understand the NDIS, and how to effectively plan for the change."

Workshop attendance is free, however registration is essential.

For more information, visit http://www.pavetheway.org.au or call 1300 554 402. To register for a presentation 3291 5800 or toll free 1300 554 402 or email pavetheway@mamre.org.au.

(The workshop is an NDIS Participant Readiness activity funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.)

Gympie Times


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