eNews August 2023 in Easy Read

The Voice to Parliament

  • CID supports the Yes vote for the Voice to Parliament.

  • CID wrote in Easy Read about why we think it is important.

  • CID thinks people with disability are the experts in their lives.

  • CID thinks First Nations people are the experts in their lives too.

  • You can read our Easy Read fact sheet about the Voice to Parliament.

  • The vote will be on Saturday 14 October.

Looking out for each other

  • In this episode of Visibility we talk to Ricky and Dina.

  • Ricky and Dina are married and both have intellectual disability.

  • They talk about

    • How they met
    • How they got to know each other
    • Their life together
  • Listen to the episode on our website.

Advocacy group

  • Advocacy is speaking up about the big issues.

    CID has an advocacy group.

  • The group meets once a month.

  • The Advocacy Group gets involved with things like

    • CID campaigns
    • Writing to the government
    • Meeting with Members of Parliament
  • If you want to join CID’s advocacy group

  • You need to be a CID member with intellectual disability to join.

    If you are not a member you can become a member at the link.

Focus groups

  • We are looking for people with intellectual disability to be in our focus groups.

    Focus groups are when a group of people meet to talk about an issue or thing.

  • This might be

    • How accessible a website is
    • Special health questions
    • What you think about the NDIS
  • If you want to be on our list for future focus groups you can

Next round for My Rights Matter grants

  • The second round of the My Rights Matter grants is now open.

    A grant is money to do a project

  • Grant applications close on 8 October 2023.

  • We are giving grants to individuals and organisations.

  • Here are some projects that got grants in our first round.

  • For more information

  • We will have an information session on Wednesday 20 September, 11am to 12pm.

    The registration link will be ready soon.

What is supported decision making?

  • Deciding with Support has a video about supported decision making.

  • In this video, Siddharth and Luke talk about making decisions with support.

Workshop for women with intellectual disability

  • Northcott Innovation and disAbility Maternity Care got a grant from CID to make resources about pregnancy and parenting.

  • The resources will help women understand their choices during and after pregnancy.

  • You can join the project if

    • You are pregnant or you have a baby younger than 6 years old
    • You are over 18 years old
    • You are a woman with intellectual disability
  • In the project you will

    • Attend 3 workshops
    • Talk about information you got during pregnancy
    • Help create resources
    • Be paid $150 per workshop

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.

  • 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


  • These events are coming up in September.

  • Supported Decision Making Peer Mentor Group – Wellbeing
    Who it is for: People with intellectual disability
    When: Wednesday 6 September, 10am to 11am
    Where: Online
    Cost: Free

  • More than Just a Job for Me – Sydney
    Who it is for: People with intellectual disability
    When: Wednesday 27 September and Wednesday 4 October, 10am to 3pm
    Where: Sydney – Venue to be confirmed
    Cost: Free

Intellectual Disability Mental Health Connect study

  • The Intellectual Disability Mental Health Connect website talks about how people with intellectual disability can take care of their mental health.

  • The people who made the site want to hear what you think about it.

  • If you take their survey you could win a $100 gift card.

  • If you do an interview with them they will give you a $50 gift card.

  • Find out more about the study at the link.

Employment Focus Groups

  • SACID (South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability) are having focus groups about employment in October.

  • They want to talk to people who work at

    • Australian Disability Enterprises
    • Social enterprises
    • Micro enterprises
    • Open employment
  • You will get a $100 voucher for joining the focus group.

  • Here is a flyer about the focus groups.

    The times in this flyer are in South Australian time. NSW time is 30 minutes earlier.

  • You can register for a focus group here.

ABC News and the NDIS

  • ABC News is looking into the NDIS.

  • They want to hear about your experiences with the NDIS.

  • There is an Easy Read version of their survey form you can download from their page.

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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