eNews March 2023 in Easy Read

  • On Saturday 25 March NSW voters elected a new Labor government.

  • Before the election we asked NSW politicians what they would do for people with intellectual disability.

  • You can read what they said at the link.

  • We will keep talking to the new government about how they can make NSW more inclusive.

Making my own decisions

  • There is a new supported decision making resource on the My Rights Matter Hub.

  • It says these things are important for supported decision making.

    • Everyone has the right to make decisions
    • Everyone has the right to take risks
    • Everyone has the right to support
    • Everyone should respect what a person decides
  • People with disability should be at the centre of their own decisions.

  • For more information on Supported Decision Making visit My Rights Matter hub.

Wellbeing is important

  • When our wellbeing is good we feel well in our mind and body.

    This helps us have a good life.

  • We made an info guide to help you understand

    • what wellbeing means
    • how to check your own wellbeing
    • how to decide to make your wellbeing better
    • things you can do to help your wellbeing
  • The Wellbeing is Important guide is on the My Rights Matter hub.

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 5 April 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

Kindred - The Good Life

  • Kindred is looking for people with disability to share their stories on social media.

  • You can see some of the stories they have already shared at the link.

  • If you would like to share your story email Leila.

Contraception study

  • UNSW is working on a project about contraception.

    Contraception stops you from getting pregnant when you have sex.

  • They are looking for a group of people to help with their study.

  • You can help if

    • You are a woman with intellectual disability
    • You have used contraception before.
  • You will get a gift card for each meeting

    • $75 for a 1 hour meeting
    • $100 for a 1 and a half hour meeting
  • You will meet with UNSW 3 times.

  • You can meet together with other people in the group.

    Or you can meet with UNSW by yourself.

  • If you would like to be part of the study contact Yunhe. Email yunhe.huang@unsw.edu.au or call 9348 0076.

Natural disaster interview

  • Carers NSW wants to talk to people with disability about getting ready for natural disasters.

  • Fill out the survey at the link if you want to do an interview.

Wheelchairs and air travel

  • Spinal Cord Injuries Australia wants to hear from people who use a wheelchair.

    They want to know about their experiences traveling by air.

  • Fill out the air travel survey at the link.

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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