eNews February 2023 in Easy Read

Ask your MP to take the pledge

  • Fiona McKenzie AM is the Chair of the CID Board.

  • Fiona visited her local MP Marjorie O’Neill last week.

  • Marjorie O’Neill took the CID pledge to support disability inclusion.

    A pledge is a promise.

  • You can ask your local MP to take the pledge too.

  • Read our Easy Read Lobbying Guide to find out how.

  • Our Advocacy team can help you talk to your MP.

    Email advocacy@cid.org.au or call 1800 424 065.

CID Election Asks

  • The NSW State election is on 25 March 2023.

  • We have met with

    • People from government
    • Ministers
    • Opposition Shadow Ministers.
  • We talked to them about what we want them to do if they win the 2023 state election.

  • Read more about what we have asked for on our blog.

Talking about supported decision making

  • The NSW state election is coming soon.

    Everyone in NSW has the right to vote.

  • Watch this video to learn how to enrol and vote.


  • Our latest My Rights Matter video is about Sammy.

  • Sammy is in a strong relationship with her partner Ben.

  • Ben supports Sammy to make decisions.

  • Learn more about making decisions at the My Rights Matter Hub.

  • Watch the video at the link.

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 will meet online.

  • We will meet once a month from 1 March 2023.

  • For more information about supported decision making visit the My Rights Matter Hub.

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

Learn 2 Lead

  • Learn 2 Lead meets online and in person.

    You do not need to be in Sydney to join.

  • Learn 2 Lead is a group of CID members with intellectual disability.

  • They get together to:

    • share ideas
    • learn about leadership
    • learn about working together
  • They meet from 2pm – 4pm on the third Thursday of every month.


  • You need to be a CID member to join.

    You can become a member at the link.

  • If you want to know more contact CID

Wills, estates and future planning

  • A will is an important document.

    It tells people what you want to happen when you die.

  • It can be hard to think about this.

    There are people who can help.

  • The Ability Rights Centre at IDRS offers free legal help to people with intellectual disability.

    This includes making a will.

Together We Can Conference

  • The Diversity and Disability Alliance are having a conference for

    • people with disability
    • their allies
  • It is a conference for peers by peers to

    • Share and listen
    • Meet new people
    • Talk about tips and strategies
    • Grow community
  • The conference is in Granville on 21 and 22 March.

  • Learn more and register for the conference at the link.

Participant First: Help improve the NDIS

  • The NDIS wants to hear from people with disability about how they can do a better job.

  • You can sign up to get invitations to surveys, interviews and panels.

  • Learn more about Participant First at the link.

Going to the gym

  • They also have a new course called FlexAble.

    It is for people who work at gyms to help them be more inclusive for people with intellectual disability.

    You can tell your gym about this free course.

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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