Prior to the State Election this year, the WA State Government signed a bilateral agreement with the Federal Government to run the WA version of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The scheme is set to rollout 1st July 2017.

Participants in the Federal or the State NDIS, as well as those people who have not yet transitioned to the NDIS, may wish to attend The NDIS in WA Conversation event to have their voices heard and to hear what others have to say.

 The NDIS in WA Conversation event is being held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of June 2017 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

People with disability, their families and carers are invited to have a conversation about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Western Australia (WA). This event is being hosted by the Disability Services Commission in partnership with the Disability Coalition, a collection of advocacy organisations, consumer representative groups and peak bodies in the disability and mental health sectors. This event will be independently facilitated.

It’s really important that a wide range of people from across the State and with different disabilities attend the event. People with disability, their families and carers are invited to register their interest to attend, whether they access NDIS supports or not.

There is a set number of people that can attend due to the venue size. This event is to be as inclusive as possible to make sure that there is a diversity of people at the event.

You can register for one or both days. Registrations close 18 May.

https://eventandconfco.eventsair.com/dsc-wa-ndis/application/Site/Register

Easy Read information and a registration form is available here – www.disability.wa.gov.au/events-dsc/events/events-2017/may1/the-ndis-in-wa-conversation-/

People living in regional and remote areas may be able to apply for funding for travel and accommodation costs.

If you would like further assistance with navigating the Federal NDIS process  – including testing eligibility, assistance with planning, appealing decisions or making complaints – please call Midlas on 9250 2123 and book an appointment with a Disability Advocate.

 Midlas Mission: We partner with individuals and organisations to promote independence, strength and wellbeing in our community through support, advocacy and education.