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Getting ready for the NDIS

People with disability, their families and carers can learn more about the NDIS and make the most of the opportunities it will bring.

Free information sessions, meetings, workshops, home visits, phone support and online information are available to help people find out more about the NDIS in Queensland and to get ready. We are funding organisations to provide these important services. 

Contact the organisations below to find support in your area that is relevant for you or someone you support.

You can also check our online calendar for upcoming NDIS events in your area.

AMPARO Advocacy

Amparo holds information sessions and has translated NDIS information online to assist people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to get ready for the NDIS. Information sessions are also available to community leaders and multicultural workers.
Where: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan, Redlands, Moreton Bay, Moreton Bay, North Coast, Fraser Coast, Burnett Region, Far North Queensland 
Phone:
(07) 3369 2500 or call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and ask them to call (07) 3369 2500 
Email: info@amparo.org.au

Community Resource unit

The Community Resource Unit holds workshops supported by online learning modules for people with disability, their families and carers.
Where: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan and Redlands 
Phone: (07) 3844 2211
Email:  cru@cru.org.au

Connections

Connections provide phone support, training, resources and online information for people with disability resulting from long-term mental illness (psychosocial disability). They also provide training and resources to mental health providers to help them deliver workshops for their clients.
Where: Moreton Bay, North Coast, Fraser Coast, Burnett Region, Far North Queensland
Phone: (07) 5495 3472
Email: yourlife@connectionsinc.org.au

Deaf Services Queensland

Deaf Services Queensland provides workshops, individual support and deaf friendly web-based resources.
Where: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan, Redlands, Moreton Bay, North Coast, Fraser Coast, Burnett Region, Far North Queensland
Phone: (07) 3892 8500 or (07) 3892 8501 for TTY users
Fax: (07) 3892 8511
Email: ndis@deafsq.org.au

Mamre Association—Pave the Way

The Mamre Association through Pave the Way holds presentations and workshops and provides online information and resources, phone support and face-to-face conversations for people with disability, their families and carers.
They also provide information and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability; people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disability experiencing homelessness or additional disadvantage.
Where: Far North Queensland and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in the Gold Coast, Logan and Redlands 
Phone: (07) 3291 5800 or 1300 554 402
Email: pavetheway@mamre.org.au

Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland

Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland provides phone support, peer-led information sessions and workshops for people living with disability resulting from long term mental illness (psychosocial disability). They also have online factsheets and information.
Where: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan and Redlands
Phone1800 985 944 (freecall from landlines)
Email: ndis@mifq.org.au

Parent to Parent

Parent to Parent holds workshops and provides individual support for carers of people with disability.
Where: Moreton Bay; North Coast, Fraser Coast, Burnett Region 
Phone: (07) 5472 7072 or 1800 777 723
Emailinfo@parent2parentqld.org.au

Queenslanders with Disability Network

Queenslanders with Disability Network holds workshops, and provides online resources and real life learning experiences for people with intellectual or learning disability.
QDN also provides NDIS information and support to people with disability experiencing homelessness and additional disadvantage across South East Queensland through their Getting on the NDIS Grid project. NDIS information and training is available to organisations and staff providing homelessness support and community services.
Where: Brisbane Gold Coast, Logan, Redlands, Moreton Bay, North Coast, Fraser Coast, Burnett Region, Far North Queensland.
Phone: (07) 3252 8566 or 1300 363 783
Emailreadytogo@qdn.org.au

Synapse

Synapse help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability, their families and communities to find out about the NDIS and how it might work for them. Contact Synapse to find out what’s available in your community.
Where: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan, Redlands, Moreton Bay, North Coast, Fraser Coast, Burnett Region, Far North Queensland
Phone: (07) 3137 7400 or 1800 673 074 (free call from landlines)
Email: info@synapse.org.au

More information

Upcoming NDIS events

NDIS resources for CALD communities

AMPARO Advocacy is helping people with disability and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to prepare for the NDIS.

Find out more.

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Last updated:
23 August 2017
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