eNews March 2024 in Easy Read

Health worker guides

  • We have 2 new Easy Read guides. 

    They are about health workers. 

  • Health workers help people stay healthy.

  • The My Health Worker Guide talks about  

    • different kinds of health workers  
    • what they do. 
  • The Aboriginal Health Worker Guide talks about 

    • What are Aboriginal health workers 
    • How they can help First Nations people. 

Resources for health workers

  • We have new resources for health workers.

  • You can share these resources with your health workers.

  • The Let’s Yarn factsheet has 12 tips for health workers to communicate better with First Nations people with disability.

  • The Let’s Yarn poster has the 12 tips to put up on the wall.

What do the letters in LGBTIQA+ mean ?

My Rights Matter Grants update

  • The My Rights Matter Grants gave money to projects about supported decision making.

  • Here are stories from 2 projects.

  • Me Plus More is making videos about supported decision making.

  • They are posting the videos on Instagram.

  • They are also posting the videos on Facebook.

  • Northcott Innovation and disAbility Maternity Care made resources about pregnancy.

  • The resources talk about:

    • Medication
    • Talking with doctors, nurses and midwives
    • Tests in pregnancy
    • Care options
    • Pain relief during birth
    • Contraception after birth.

Supported decision making workshops for support systems

  • We have a new supported decision making workshop.

  • The workshop is for you and your

    • Family member or friend
    • Paid support worker.
  • In the workshop we will work through making a real life decision together.

  • At the end of the workshop everyone will know how to support you with your decisions.

  • If you and your support people would like us to do this workshop for you


  • These events are coming up in April.

  • Advocacy Group – Online or in person
    Who it is for: Members of the CID Advocacy Group
    When: Thursday 11 April
    Where: Online or in person
    Cost: Free

  • Learn 2 Lead – Online or in person
    Who it is for: Members of CID
    When: Thursday 18 April
    Where: Online or in person
    Cost: Free

  • More than Just a Job for Me – Sydney
    Who it is for: People with intellectual disability
    When: Wednesday 24 April and Wednesday 1 May, 10am to 3pm
    Where: Sydney (venue TBC)
    Cost: Free

  • Supported Decision Making Workshop for people with intellectual disability – Hornsby
    Who it is for: People with intellectual disability
    When: Monday 29 April and Tuesday 30 April, 1pm to 3pm, and Wednesday 1 May, 1pm to 2.30pm
    Where: Unisson Disability Hornsby, Level 1 Suite 101/108-114 George Street, Hornsby
    Cost: Free

    Registration is coming soon.

    Sign up at the link for updates.

Join the CYDA board

  • Children and Young People with Disability Australia are looking for people to join their board.

    They are called CYDA for short.

  • They are looking for

    • Someone who has disability
    • A family member of someone who has disability.
  • You have to apply by Sunday 7 April.

  • Get more information at the link.

Job at City of Ryde

  • The City of Ryde wants to work with a person with intellectual disability.

  • The job is called Community Development Project Administrator.

  • They want to work with someone who can

    • Help with events
    • Give information to people and other organisations
    • Look after their database
    • Take notes at team and community meetings.
  • If you are interested in the job you can

  • Learn more and apply for the job at the link.

  • You have to apply by Friday 12 April at 11.30pm.

Focus on Ability Short Film Festival

  • Focus on Ability is a short film festival.

  • They want to see films that

    • Are 5 minutes long
    • Celebrate people with disability
  • You can send a video to them until Friday 12 July.

In Control My Way

  • CYDA made resources for young people with disability.

  • The resources are called In Control My Way.

  • The resources are about the NDIS.

  • Many of the resources are in Easy Read.

Thinking about the future

Study about palliative care

  • 3DN at UNSW is looking for people to test some resources.

  • The resources are about palliative care.

    Palliative care means keeping someone comfortable at the end of their life.

  • They want to talk to people who live in

    • South Western Sydney Local Health District
    • South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.
  • You can see which local health district you live in on this map.

  • The researchers want to talk to

    • people with intellectual disability
    • aged 18 and older
    • who are at the end of their life and using palliative care services.
  • Learn more about the study at the link.

  • If you have any questions

Study about surgery and anaesthesia

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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