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Activities and Programs

Wild@heART Community Arts Creative Saturdays
Friday 21/02/2014
Inclusive and fully accessible creative arts workshops on Saturday afternoons from 1-5pm at Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre, 2 Snugburgh Way, Epping.

Big Picture Issues

DisabilityCare Australia to be rolled out in Victoria
Thursday 04/07/2013
DisabilityCare Australia to be rolled out in Victoria
Disability discrimination in schools
Thursday 23/05/2013
Disability discrimination in schools

Featured Programs

Are You Eligible for the Carer Allowance?
Friday 31/05/2013
Carer allowance: A supplementary payment for parents or carers who provide daily care to an adult or dependent child who has a disability or medical condition or is frail aged.

Funding

Closing the gap for Indigenous people with disability
Thursday 23/05/2013
Closing the gap for Indigenous people with disability
Essential Medical Equipment Payment
Friday 03/05/2013
The Essential Medical Equipment Payment is an annual $140 payment to people who experience additional increases in home energy costs from the use of essential medical equipment to manage their disability or medical condition. Payments will start from 1 July 2012.

Publications

Carers Victoria Voice - news for the caring community
Wednesday 26/02/2014
Updates: February 2014
Poetic Paintings (book)  
North and West
Thursday 31/10/2013
Poetic Paintings is a publication by Lesley & Patrick Francis wherein the artwork of Patrick Francis is interpreted via sonnets by Lesley Francis, available for $10/- each from Absolutely Awetistic Arts, with all proceeds supporting families with special needs and promoting autism and intellectual disability awareness in the community.
AAA - Newsletter for Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea  
North
Thursday 21/06/2012
Access for All Abilities -AAA- is a statewide program that encourages and promotes accessible recreation options for people with disabilities. A variety of information for all. Quarterly newsletter for Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea. Newsletter June 2012

News and Media Releases

Taxi reforms to benefit people with disability
Friday 31/05/2013
People with disability can look forward to a substantially improved taxi service following the release of the Victorian Coalition Government’s response to the Taxi Industry Inquiry.

Respite Opportunities

IMPACT Holiday Camp; Respite Program - Vacancies through out the year
Tuesday 03/07/2012
IMPACT is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of support programs such as respite, individual support and psychosocial rehabilitation for adults with disabilites. July 2012 - June 2013

Websites

DisabilityCare Australia website launched
Thursday 01/08/2013
DisabilityCare Australia has launched its new website. Check it out for information on services in your area.
My Access Checker website helps users determine if eligible for DisabilityCare
Thursday 04/07/2013
My Access Checker is an online tool with a series of questions that will help determine if someone is eligible for DisabilityCare.
DisabilityCare Australia website launched
Friday 07/06/2013
DisabilityCare Australia has launched its new website. Check it out for information on services in your area.

Other

What Next? documentaries
Friday 21/02/2014
Five short documentaries that examine the lives of ageing carers produced by Cameron Rose