eNews October 2022 in Easy Read

My Life My Choices

  • We have a new video called My Life My Choices.

  • Kane, Samantha, Ricky and Frank talk about

    • how it feels to make their own choices
    • how the right support can help them make hard choices
  • Watch the video at the link.

Our new podcast series: Life my way

  • We have a new series of our podcast.

    It is called Life my way.

  • The first episode is about Leonie.

    We talk to Leonie about

    • growing up
    • living independently
    • her relationships
    • finding a job she loves
  • Listen to the podcast at the link.

Good news for the National Centre of Excellence

  • In a budget on Tuesday night the Government annnounced $24 million over 4 years to set up a permanent National Intellectual Disability Health Centre.

  • This will help people with intellectual disability lead healthier and longer lives.

  • Learn more about the campaigning we did.

  • You can also read about the National Roadmap for Improving the Health of People with Intellectual Disability.

Role model Mia Anderson is in a league of her own

Congratulations Fiona and Michael!

  • Fiona McKenzie and Michael Sullivan are members of CID.

    Fiona is a Director and Chair of the CID Board.

  • Michael was a Director for many years. He also was the Board Chair.

  • Fiona and Michael have been named Members of the Order of Australia.

    This is an award that recognised their work for people with disability.

  • Fiona and Michael both got their medals this month.

    You can read about their achievements on our blog.

Mental Health Month

My Rights Matter Workshops

  • My Rights Matter workshops for people with intellectual disability are starting soon.

  • My Rights Matter workshops are about supported decision making.

    Supported decision making is when someone supports you to make important decisions about your life.

  • In these workshops you will learn more about your rights and making decisions with support.

  • Workshops are for:

    • People with disability
    • Family, friends and peers
    • Professionals and organisations
  • Our workshops for people with intellectual disability

    • will be online
    • go for 6 weeks
    • go from 10am to 11.30am
    • start on Thursday 3 November
    • finish on Thursday 8 December.

More than Just a Job for Me peer meetups

  • Are you a person with intellectual disability?

  • Do you want to learn about your job options?

  • Do you want to help other people to reach their job goals?

  • Do you want to meet new people and make friends?


  • Join our peer meet ups in Bankstown or Wagga Wagga!

    You can bring friends, family or supporters if you want.


    • Thursday 17 November
      10.30am to 1.30pm
      Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown
    • Thursday 8 December
      10.30am to 1.30pm
      Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown

    Wagga Wagga

    • Thursday 17 November
      10.30am to 1.30pm
      Wagga RSL Club, Wagga Wagga
    • Thursday 8 December
      10.30am to 1.30pm
      Wagga RSL Club, Wagga Wagga
  • To register, email Alison or contact us on 1800 424 065.

Learn 2 Lead

  • 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
  • One member says

    “It is about being a leader, learning from each other and sharing skills, knowledge and experience”.

  • Learn 2 Lead is looking for new members.

    We meet from 2pm – 4pm on the third Thursday of every month.

    You need to be a CID member to join.

  • If you want to know more contact CID

Other News

  • People with Disability Australia (PWDA) are having a float at Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday 25 February 2023.

  • The Mardi Gras Parade is a chance for people in Sydney who are LGBTIQ+ to show their pride.

    People march together down Oxford Street.

  • Fill out the form on the PWDA website if you want to march at Mardi Gras.

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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