Wheel Chair to Wheel Chair, with Tim Ferguson

Humour & Disability, an interesting mix.

It was great chatting with Tim Ferguson on a range of things, like humour, attitudes, employment & NDIS.

He’s a funny guy of course, a well-known comedian.

Tim was diagnosed with MS at the age of 19 & has an interesting take on Disability.

By chance, after meeting with Tim, I had the opportunity to have a quick chat with Todd Sampson, if you don’t know him, where have you been?

Hon Christian Porter MP (Minister for Social Services) agrees more disability employment consultation is needed

I am on a roll, a couple weeks ago I caught up with Premier of Victoria the Hon. Daniel Andrews, now with the Hon Christian Porter MP (Minister for Social Services).

Who’s next?

The Minister mentioned during visit to the VALID Inc. Having a Say Conference in Geelong that the findings from the Disability Employment Framework Consultation demonstrate the need for attitudes to change so that people with disabilities can enter the workforces.

For more details about the Disability Employment Framework Consultation click on the link below.

Disability Employment Framework Consultation

In light of all the action happening with the NDIS I think its crucial that disability employment consultation continues , as I believe there should be many opportunities out there right now.

I must acknowledge the efforts made by The National Disability Insurance Agency to employee people disabilities.

The Hon Christian Porter MP position is “Social Services” as I was googling these words I became aware that Saturday 20th of Feb 2016 is World Day of Social Justice,

The first World Day of Social Justice was observed on 20 February 2009.

 World Day of Social Justice 20th Feb 2016

“It aims to contribute to the efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and justice for all.”

As a person with a disability, my head is full of NDIS, and how potentially it can help many people with disabilities,  so for me the World Day of Social Justice is a good reminder that the NDIS is not a fix for everyone & there are many people out there who struggle with a variety of challenges.

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The NDIS Plane is now Fueled & Flying

Interestingly my view has only become stronger since my last post about the
NDIS in July 2015 (yes I have been slack)

Regardless whether you’re an existing NDIS participant, family member or a
disability service provider, it’s all about “information sharing”

Yes we all know this.

The important issue is how we interpret the information we find.

Working with the VALID team as a facilitator of Peer Action Groups has really
exposed me to an interesting mix of experiences from a range of people.

The key for me when sorting through new information is to try to connect with
someone who has “been there done that”

Don’t forget, that a 2nd pair of eyes and ears can be extremely helpful when
resourcing new information and communicating.

I have put together some information that may be useful, based on things I’ve
heard  from others.