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  • Help us grow PWDA’s training program: Request For Proposal
    We’re looking for someone to help us grow PWDA’s education and training program! Could it be you or someone you know? As you may know, the workshops and training activities PWDA provides are developed and presented by people with disability, and…
  • PWDA launches new website to mark 40 years of community service
    PWDA has launched a new website to help improve how our members, clients and supporters can access our information and engage with our work, activities and events. Launched as part of our 40th anniversary commemorations, the new website reflects current…
  • Better off without them
    Andy lived in an independent SDA unit, accessing shared SIL supports, but his SIL provider reported issues associated with his alleged ‘challenging behaviour.’ It withdrew support and issued an eviction notice, giving Andy only 24 hours’ to vacate. The SDA…
  • PWDA Board nomination opening soon
    People with Disability Australia (PWDA) will be opening nominations for our Board on 23 August. Every year, PWDA members elect a Board of people with disability who lead our organisation. Nominations will open in six weeks and voting will take place in…
  • No more excuses
    The parents of Rina, a young woman with autism spectrum disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and severe intellectual disability, applied to the NDIA for funding for bathroom modifications that Rina required. The NDIA refused the request for bathroom modifications, stating Rina…
  • Out of the bureaucratic maze
    Leia tried three times to join the NDIS but was turned down. Leia found the application process particularly difficult due to her attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and dysgraphia. Frustrated by the experience and the decision as her medical team assured…
  • NSW Budget misses the mark for disability community
    June 22, 2022 People with Disability Australia (PWDA) and the Physical Disability Council of New South Wales (PDCN) have called the NSW Budget a disappointment for nine in 10 people with disability in the state, advising that there was nothing…
  • Australian disability advocates join UN conference on Covid disability inclusion
    June 2, 2022 A delegation of Australian disability advocates is set to travel to the United Nations in New York next week to work with advocates from around the world on increasing efforts to include people with disability in the…
  • Achieving financial independence
    John was diagnosed with a cognitive impairment and a neurological disorder and subjected to a financial management order. John received the Disability Support Pension and had modest savings in a Trustee and Guardian (T&G) Trust Account but paid more in…
  • Meet the PWDA Board at our upcoming forum
    Meet the PWDA Board!  Join us 29 June, 6-8pm (AEST), to meet your PWDA Board members and discuss a range of topics.  When: Wednesday 29 June, 6pm-8pm AESTWhere: Zoom (Link sent following registration)Register: Members will receive an email to register | Please register by 3pm (AEST)…

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