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Disability advocacy saved!

  • Funding for disability advocacy was going to end in 2020.

    But now the NSW Government says it will fund disability advocacy for 3 more years.

    This is great news.

    Thank you to everyone who supported our campaigns.

    You have made a real difference.

Stay safe this summer

  • We hope you have a safe and happy summer.

    If you live near the bush, remember to be prepared.

    Read our guides to

    • Bushfires
    • Making your safety plan
    • Heatwaves

    Get the guides from www.cid.org.au/safety

Helping make trains better

  • Justin Anthony and David standing outside one of the new trains

    Anthony and Justen tested new trains for the NSW Government.

    They gave advice about the guards on the train.

    They liked the signage on the trains.

    It was easy to get around and the toilets were accessible.

    They are happy their advice was listened to.

    Read what Anthony and Justen say about the new trains

My Health Matters

  • Quang with his folder

    Have you used your My Health Matters folder at a health appointment?

    We want to hear from you.

    Call or email Clare to tell her how using the folder has been for you.

    Email clare@cid.org.au or call 1800 424 065 and ask for Clare.

Tell the Royal Commission about disability services

  • The Disability Royal Commission wants to know about quality and safeguards in disability services.

    The Commission wants to hear from people who have made a complaint about bad service.

    They want to know things like

    • did the service make it hard for you to complain
    • how can services be better at listening to complaints
    • how can safeguards be better

    Find out more in Easy Read

International Day of People with Disability

Inclusive Film Festival

  • The Inclusive Film Festival will be on Friday, December 4.

    The Festival starts at 6pm.

    It is at the Petersham Town Hall.

    You can watch the Festival on the internet.

    The Festival is free.

    Find out more about the Festival

New employment website

  • Everyone Can Work is for people with intellectual disability, their families and supporters.

    It has information about

    • employment supports
    • lived experience
    • research about employment for people with intellectual disability

    See the Everyone Can Work website

COVID conversations

  • Ella Darling from CID has done interviews with Dr Jan Fizzell about COVID-19.

    Dr Fizzell is Senior Medical Advisor at NSW Health.

    Ella and Dr Fizzell talk about things like

    • Testing
    • Rules about COVID-19
    • Hanging out with friends during COVID-19
    • Looking after your mental health

    Watch all 7 videos

Royal Commission update

  • The Disability Royal Commission has made an interim report.

    The report says what people have told the Commission so far.

    The report is an update. It is not the final report.

    There is an Easy Read version of the report.

    Read the report

New research reports

Got a question?

  • Courtney asnwering the phone

    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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