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PEER SUPPORT GROUPS IN PERTH METRO AND REGIONS

Would you like to find out more about peer support groups in WA?

 

Are you looking for a service provider?

Click here to find:

- the link to the list of disability service organisations which provide service on behalf of Disability Services Commission, sorted by region: REGION

- the list of services registered to provide services under NDIS in our State: WA

Are you interested in participating in research projects?

 

 

 

 

Telethon Kids Institute has developed a questionnaire to measure 'quality of life' in children with Down Syndrome.

They are seeking parents with a school aged child or adolescent with Down syndrome to road test their new questionnaire.

Siblings Australia is running a project, "Creating Capacity: Support for Adult Siblings Project" to build the capacity of siblings to understand the NDIS and to support their brothers and sister with disbility in the transition to the NDIS environment.

A reference group is being set up to guide the implementation of the project, and the group will oversee the governance and help maximise outcomes for siblings, people living with disability and their broader families in the light of the NDIS.

If you would like to find out more about this project, or be part of the reference group:

  

 

Click on the image above to read the report....

"The lives of people with disability are often secret lives. We are routinely segregated and isolated from our non-disabled peers – we live, work and play in places which are not often frequented by those without disability. Often, we are lonely. If we do not have families, paid staff are sometimes the only people in our lives. We are shut out by barriers to participation in Australian life, and shut in when we are hidden in institutional settings."

(Report authors Samantha Connor and Ben Keely)

The Peer Connect website is for people living with disability, their families and supporters.

The website has information about having choice and control in your life, the NDIS, connecting with Peer Support Networks and getting involved with your community.

www.peerconnect.org.au/

 

Duchenne Foundation in WA have published a great new story for children called "That's What Wings Are For". Part proceeds from sales of the book will go to the Duchenne Foundation.

Read more about it here, including an author interview 

  

 

 

 

 

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iVote is in Western Australia for eligible electors - from Monday 20th February 2017

 

What is iVote?

iVote is a form of voting using the internet or touch tone phone.

At the March 2017 WA State general election, eligible electors currently enrolled will be able to vote by telephone, computer or mobile device form anywhere or the comfort of their home, using the iVote system.

Who can use iVote?

Eligible electors can use iVote

Who are eligible electors?

Eligible electors are people enrolled to vote, who cannot vote without assistance because they:

- have insufficient literacy skills or

- are sight impaired or blind or low vision or

- have a disability or incapacity or

- are otherwise unable to vote using traditional means without assistance from another person

 

Does an eligible elector have to use iVote?

No, they do not have to but it is there is they want to or need to. They may prefer to vote at the polling booth on polling day Saturday 11th March 2017.

How do I register for iVote?


Important Dates and how to use iVote:

Monday 13th February to Friday 10th March - you must register to use iVote between these dates (you must already be on the electoral roll to register for iVote)

Monday 20th February to Saturday 11th March (6pm)

https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/ivote