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Feeling powerless during times of change is an all too common experience. High level decision making and big agendas can leave organisations and individuals questioning how they can meaningfully influence government policy and get a seat at the table.  The bigger the change, the more...

The NDIS is a deliberate effort to move away from the historically prescriptive and paternalistic approach to disability services and construct a more contemporary and individualised approach that also changes the balance of power. It is intended to put people with disability in the driving...

As the West Australian and Commonwealth governments finalise negotiations on the agreement for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in WA, people with disability are hungry for the detail. Read this article in full at Probono News   ...

The transformational changes occurring in the disability sector in Australia are a rich opportunity to learn how giving away power can make organisations stronger and more sustainable. Regardless of their motivation, organisations operationalising the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are charged with the responsibility of ensuring...

Disability service providers in WA have worked together to find solutions for some tricky situations. They have been quietly collaborative, responsive, cooperative. While they have competed for grants, projects, or block funding, they have nearly always stepped in and stepped up as a team when a...

Change management is a bit too generic to describe the processes required for organisations to actually change.  Culture shift, paradigm shift, disruption are all important but in the disability sector, change also means inclusion. ...

The NDIS is an uncertain and changeable thing.  While processes, definitions and timeframes keep changing as the system is operationalised, the good news for policy makers is that some things are certain - values and principles. In times of uncertainty, embedding your vision and values in all...

A new business has been established to support disability service providers facing the critical challenge of maintaining their mission and operating in  the NDIS market environment. Organisations that are more community-minded than commercially-driven are at risk of being overwhelmed as they seek to ensure service availability...

Equal citizenry requires more than equal access. It’s a three part process centred on the principle of equal experience: access, inclusion and participation. Access is about environments- think door widths, desk heights, way finding, tactile surfaces, ramps. Inclusion is about attitudes- think opportunities to be a part of...