NEW NDIS RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS

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The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has developed new resources which provide further detail around the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) planning process; including what participants need to do before the planning process starts; what they need to know during the planning process and what will happen when a plan is finalised.

A key resource in this suite of materials is a fact sheet called Starting your plan with a Supports Coordinator. This provides details about the role of a Supports Coordinator and how they will work with participants to put plans into place, identify options for community, mainstream and funded NDIS supports as well as help participants to choose providers and to register with the NDIS participant portal.

Information about the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is available too – called Accessing supports for my child – the fact sheet outlines the approach designed for children aged birth to six years. The NDIS ECEI approach will help children with disability and their families to achieve better long-term outcomes.

Additional resources also include information around self managing budgets under an NDIS plan, as well as the role of Local Area Coordinators (LAC) and more advice about the NDIS plan, what different terms mean and how to understand the plan.

The full suite of resources are available to download on the links below:

For more information about the NDIS in NSW, please visit www.ndis.nsw.gov.au 

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY 2016

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We celebrate our community of ABILITY and everyone who makes it so special – clients, families, advocates, staff and our supporters!!  Thank you everyone.

Tulgeen is honoured to have served our community for 40 years and will continue to serve it for 40 more!!

STUDIO INSYNC’S 2016 PRODUCTION ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DAYDREAM’

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Performing to a packed space, the actors of Studio INSYNC took their audience of a meandering daydream into a world of fairies, love, betrayal, magic and poetry.   From the innovative round set created by artist Andy Doyle to the costumes and the fine dictatorship of Craig Beale; oh dear… meant fine directing of Craig Beale, to Studio INSYNC’s star performers, all was as perfect as in a dream.

Tulgeen is most appreciative of our very creative Support Workers who go the extra mile to ensure that all Tulgeen’s clients are enriched by the opportunity to participate in theatre,   and in doing so they enrich us all by the colour, movement and joy they spread.

Another splendid show Studio INSYNC!!  Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next year…

TULGEEN’S ART IN THE GARAGE ARTISTS STAR IN PUBLIC GUARDIAN ADVOCACY REPORT 2016

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We are very proud of our Art in the Garage artists Emily Brown, Miriam Kydd, Annie Russell, Celine Skillin and Phil Skillin whose art features in the Public Guardian’s 2016 Advocacy Report.  The work is presented throughout the 23 page report which highlights the Public Guardian’s Advocacy work.

If you are an artist with disability and wish to explore options to take your skills to the next level and  develop an emerging professional arts practice, contact Karen Machan about Art in the Garage on 6499 0845.

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TULGEEN BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONFIRMS CEO APPOINTMENT

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Jen Russell is Tulgeen’s new Chief Executive Officer

 

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Tulgeen’s Chair Grattan Smith today announced the appointment of Jen Russell to the position of Tulgeen Chief Executive Officer on 29 November 2016.   Jen Russell was previously the organisation’s Client Services General Manager.

“The Board and Jen are very excited about Tulgeen’s future and we look forward to working together with our ciients, their familieis and advocates, stakeholders, our staff and the general community to continue our excellent client and organisational outcomes well into the future” said Mr Smith.

Mr Smith also took the opportunity to pay tribute to the Tulgeen staff for their efforts and the outcomes achieved during the recent early days of the transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme.  This has been challenging but also rewarding with improved client outcomes in many cases and positive impacts on their lives.

Don’t DIS my ABILITY 2016 starts today – Monday, 21 Nov to Sunday, 11 Dec


Approximately 1.3 million people in NSW have a disability, this is one in every five people.

In partnership with community groups, media, sponsors and other Government agencies, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) will again deliver the hugely anticpated Don’t DIS my ABILITY awareness campaign.

In 2016, Don’t DIS my ABILITY will encourage positive interaction between people with disability and their communities, particularly surrounding their career achievements.

This campaign period aligns with the United Nations (UN) International Day of People with Disability celebrated on 3 December each year.