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COVID conversations

  • Our stars Jack and Fiona

    What have Jack and Fiona been doing during Coronavirus?

    Jack has been working from home.

    Fiona has been working at a supermarket.

    You can hear what they say.

    Click on the play button at www.cid.org.au/covid-19#conversations

Get your My Health Matters folder

  • Quang with his folder

    The My Health Matters folder helps you talk with doctors and health people.

    It lets people know how you like to communicate.

    It has a place where you write questions for the doctor.

    Order your folder online or phone us on 1800 424 065

Tips for finding and keeping work

  • Mel working on her newfound passion for cooking

    The Coronavirus has affected people with disability.

    Lots of people are worried about work.

    Mel says you should tell employers about your strengths.

    She says think of things you like to do.

    Look for work that involves those things.

    Read Mel’s tips

Staying safe from house fires

  • Do you know what to do if there is a fire in your house?

    We have made an Easy Read guide about

    • how to stop a fire happening in your house
    • what to do if there is a fire

    This guide will help you stay safe at home.

    Get the guide

Tell the Royal Commission your ideas

Keeping people out of prison

  • The Cognitive Impairment Diversion Program (CIDP) keeps people out of prison.

    The government wants to stop funding the CIDP.

    Over 4,000 people have signed our petition to keep the funding.

    You can sign the petition too.

    There are lots of ways to take action to save the CIDP.

    Find out how to take action

Coronavirus has changed our lives

  • An image of a virus

    People with disability say their lives have changed because of Coronavirus.

    Some changes have been good. Some changes have been bad.

    Changes include

    • increased expenses
    • changes to supports
    • changes to healthcare

    Read about the changes

New NDIS prices

  • The NDIS has made a new price guide.

    It is important to understand the NDIS prices so you can

    • know if you are getting value for money from services
    • plan your budget

    The new prices start on 1 July 2020.

    See the new prices

Down syndrome info in Easy Read

  • Down Syndrome Australia has a new website.

    There is a lot of information in Easy Read.

    To see Easy Read information click the Easy Read button at the top of the page.

    See the new website

Invisible disability

  • CID Member Shannon was interviewed about his life as a person with intellectual disability.

    Shannon talks about

    • his ‘invisible disability’
    • difficulties with some departments like Centrelink
    • mental health

    Listen to Shannon

Videos to help you exercise

  • People exercising

    Exercise videos can help you stay active.

    Sport NSW has made 10 videos for people with intellectual disability.

    The videos are made by people with disability.

    Watch the videos and start exercising today!

Child protection info in Easy Read

  • There is a new website with Easy Read info on child protection.

    The website is called The Bumpy Road.

    The website has

    • videos
    • stories
    • links
    • advice from other parents

    Go to The Bumpy Road website

Got a question?

  • Courtney asnwering the phone

    Our friendly info service team can answer your questions.

    They can help you find the information you need.

    Call us on 1800 424 065.

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