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SSI Local Area Coordinator helps bring stranded NDIS participant in the outback home safely

When his car broke down in remote Western Australia in April, Ivan Kelly found himself stranded thousands of kilometres from home without any phone reception. Instinctively, Ivan reached out to his SSI Local Area Coordinator, Melissa.   

NDIS reform a welcome step for people with disability

Leading non-profit organisation Settlement Services International (SSI) has welcomed news from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Minister Bill Shorten of six key areas of reform for the scheme.

SSI NDIS participant reclaims independence

Sonita Zainal was happily working at a local real estate agent and caring for her elderly mum when tragedy struck.

Gaze-based communications device proves life-changing for teen SSI NDIS participant

A high-tech gaze-based communications device is making the world of difference to NDIS participant, Taylor Williams.

Inclusion, identity & belonging – An artwork for First Nations NDIS participants

Bev was engaged by the SSI Local Area Coordination (LAC) program to develop an artwork that speaks to the First Nations community. This artwork tells of her family’s journey with disability, and reflects inclusion, identity and belonging.

Inclusion, identity and belonging – An artwork for LGBTQIA+ NDIS participants

Morus Quin is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Morus was engaged by the SSI Local Area Coordination (LAC) program to develop an artwork that speaks to the LGBTQIA+ community. The artwork reflects her journey with inclusion, identity and belonging, and speaks of her hope and optimism for the future.

Workshops will help make NDIS work for businesses

With NDIS now providing participants with more choice and control when they purchase the supports and equipment they need to achieve their goals and to live a better life, businesses providing disability services or interested in learning how to provide services for people with disabilities should be alert to the new opportunities this presents.

SSI successfully hosts first DiverseAbility NDIS Inclusion Conference

With more than 200 delegates and 50 speakers, the first-of-its-kind conference in NSW put the emphasis on discussing issues and challenges specific to people with disability from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.