eNews April 2023 in Easy Read

Supported decision making workshops

  • We are running free workshops about supported decision making.

  • Supported decision making is when someone helps you make more of your own decisions about your life.

  • The workshops will start in May.

  • We will have workshops in person in Wagga Wagga.

  • We will also have workshops online.

  • There will be more workshops.

    We will list them on our website.

Your Service Your Rights workshops

  • Learn about your rights when you get services from your disability service.

  • The workshops are for people with intellectual disability.

    The workshops are free.

  • There are 4 workshops

    • Rights and services
    • The NDIS Commission and complaints
    • Speaking up and supports
    • Being involved to help make services better
  • You can do the workshop in person at our office in Surry Hills.

    You can also do the workshop online.

  • The workshop is once a week.

    It will start on Wednesday 10 May and go for 4 weeks.

  • It starts at 10am and goes for 2 hours.

  • To come to the workshops

Apply for a supported decision making grant

  • My Rights Matter is giving grants for projects that get people to do supported decision making.

  • A grant is money to do a project.

  • A project could be

    • starting a group to talk about making decisions
    • talking at a conference about supported decision making
    • making a video about getting support to make decisions
    • something else.
  • We want to hear your ideas.

  • We are giving grants for

    • individuals
    • organisations
  • Applications are open now and close on 31 May.

  • For more information contact the My Rights Matter team

Naomi’s story

  • We did a podcast with Naomi Lake.

    Naomi is an author with intellectual disability.

  • Naomi writes stories for children.

    She is writing a series about Harmony the Forgetful Hen.

  • Listen to Naomi’s story at the link.

Supporting people with disability to access COVID-19 vaccination

  • Our project worker Ricky spoke with Jo-Anne Hewitt from Achieve Australia.

  • They talked about how Achieve Australia helps people who use their service to decide about getting the vaccine.

  • They also talked about how they supported people to get the vaccine.

Submission to Disability Royal Commission – supported decision making

  • CID has made a submission to the Disability Royal Commission.

  • A submission tells you what someone thinks about a topic.

  • It talks about

    • respecting human rights
    • supported decision making
  • People with intellectual disability should have support to make their own decisions.

Supported decision making peer mentor group

  • Do you want to know more about making decisions?

  • Do you want to talk about decisions with peers with disability?

    Peers are people who have some of the same experiences as you.

  • Join the supported decision making peer mentor group.

  • We meet online.

  • We meet once a month.

    Our next group is on 3 May from 10am to 11am.

  • Sign up for the supported decision making peer mentor group at the link.

Learn 2 Lead

  • Learn 2 Lead is a great group to make friends and grow with each other.

  • Learn 2 Lead meets once a month to

    • share ideas
    • learn about leadership
    • learn about working together
  • You do not need to be in Sydney to join.

    You can come to meetings online and in person.

  • You need to be a CID member to join.

    You can become a member at the link.

    It is free to be a member if you are a person with intellectual disability.

  • If you want to know more contact CID

Survey about accessing services after domestic violence

  • The Australian government wants to hear from women with disability who have lived through domestic violence.

  • They want to hear about accessing services after violence.

  • The survey closes on 7 May.

    Link: Domestic violence survey

Stella Young Award for young artists

Survey about Women with Disability in the Workplace

Got a question?

  • Our friendly team can answer your questions.

    They can help you find the information you need.

    Call us on 1800 424 065.

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