Find out about interesting online resources and events happening in Perth this month.
- The NDIA has announced Wanslea Family Services as the first NDIS Partner in the community to deliver Early Childhood Early Intervention services in WA.
- The Commonwealth government has provided the Participant Employment Taskforce with almost $20 million in grants for projects to boost employment for Australians with a disability. Click here to read the media release.
State Disability Plan – Have Your Say
The Department of Communities is developing a plan to build an inclusive community which supports and empowers people with disability. It is a strategy to listen, engage and understand the needs of the community.
Between December 2018 and February 2019, the Department of Communities will be seeking feedback from the WA community that will help create the desired vision of the State Disability Plan. The Department hopes to capture people’s hopes and aspirations as well as understand the challenges that people face day-to-day.
If you are interested in participating you can access the survey here.
Fishability is proud to launch their next recreational fishing program for January to June 2019. Click here for the calendar of activities.
Book online and join the fun. Such a great initiative and who knows you might catch your lunch!
One2One is a Reclink member which means great opportunities for you!
Reclink Australia provides evidence-based sport and art programs to disadvantaged Australians to create socially inclusive, life-changing opportunities.
In partnership with more than 200 community organisations, Reclink Australia’s programs create pathways to improved health and wellbeing, education and employment outcomes for all participants.
Check out their activities and speak with your Service Coordinator today to participate.
Access All Areas – City of Swan Residents
Access All Areas supports eligible City of Swan residents of all ages and abilities to
participate in sport, recreation and leisure activities (such as art classes, dancing,
martial arts, music, drama and horse riding) to improve their health and wellbeing.
This program aims to support individuals and families who are experiencing financial
hardship and/or barriers to participate in community based activities. Eligible
individuals can receive up to $150 per financial year towards an approved activity, with fees being paid directly to the activity group. Click here to view the Activity List. To be eligible for an Access All Areas voucher, individuals must:
- Be a City of Swan resident
- Provide proof of low income or barriers to participation
- Exceptional circumstances
- Have an existing relationship (or be willing to develop a relationship) with an Issuing agency
- Participate in the nominated activity within three months of receiving the voucher
One2One are official voucher issuers so please speak with your Service Coordinator to enquire and check eligibility.
Ian – A Moving Story
All kids want to play. Kids with disabilities are no different. “Ian” is a short, animated film inspired by the real-life Ian, a boy with a disability determined to get to the playground despite his playmates bullying him. This film sets out to show that children with disabilities can and should be included.
“Ian” premiered for audiences around the world on YouTube and was broadcast in Latin America simultaneously on Disney Junior, Cartoon Network, Discovery Kids, Nickelodeon, PakaPaka and YouTube Kids Nov. 30, 2018.
“Ian” started as a mother’s mission to educate her son’s bullies on the playground—one to one. When she realised that the need for inclusion was bigger than one playground, she wrote a book and founded Fundación ian to change thousands of minds and attitudes about people with disabilities. She approached MundoLoco, a top digital animation studio in Latin America, about creating “Ian,” an animated film to deliver the message of inclusion to audiences all over the world.
This is a great story and a fantastic way of showing the impact inclusion has and what it feels like to be excluded.
See what DADAA is presenting, new programs and events on its website here.
Sculpture by the Sea
This year from Friday 1st March to Monday 18th March at Cottesloe Beach.
The access and inclusion program for Sculpture by the Sea this year, includes: (click to view full info).
DaaDa is the access and inclusion program partner for the event.Credit: Artist – Danger Dave & Christian Rager, Damien Hirst Looking for Sharks