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175 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.

Title: About Peer Support (videos)
Summary: This is a series with 8 videos where peers talk about how to set up and run a disability peer support group, It explains what a peer support group is, why it is important, how to do it, how to build a peer movement, and contains different peer stories and peer experiences.

Title: About the NDIS (video and fact sheet)
Summary: This video and Easy English fact sheet will help you understand key information about the NDIS including what it is, if you can access it, when it will be available, and why it’s important.

Title: About the NDIS quality and safeguards Commission
Summary: The NDIS quality and safeguards Commission (the NDIS Commission) is an independent government body that works to improve the quality and safety of NDIS services and supports, investigates and resolves problems, and strengthens the skills and knowledge of providers and participants. This document summarises what the NDIS Commission will do for participants, providers and workers.

Title: Accessible Public Transport Action Plan 2020-24
Summary: The Victorian Government is reducing barriers to accessing public transport. The Accessible Public Transport Action Plan 2020-24 outlines how to eliminate barriers to public transport journeys. The action plan sets out the steps the Victorian Government is taking to improve access to public transport and contributes to the Victorian State Disability Plan 2013-2016 and complies with the Federal Government's Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

Title: Accessing and participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): Views and experiences of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities
Summary: This Pilot Resource Study explores the experiences of a range of people from CALD communities around accessing and participating in the NDIS.

Title: Adolescence guide
Summary: This guide has been developed for parents and families to provide information about adolescence and Down syndrome. The document covers information about transition to high school, puberty, sexuality, post-school transitions and health and well-being.

Title: After your planning meeting (video)
Summary: This video will help you understand what happens after you had your planning conversation with the NDIS.

Title: All about child disability diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, child disability experts talk about what to do if you’re concerned about your child’s development. Parents of children with disability talk about getting a diagnosis, following their instinct and getting second opinions. Parents also talk about how they felt when they heard their child’s diagnosis of disability.

Title: Are you a woman with a disability who is worried about how you are being treated at home?
Summary: This translated guide is based on the real experiences of women with disabilities. These women told their stories in the hope it would help others to deal with abuse.

Title: Are you eligible for the NDIS (video with English subtitles)
Summary: This video will help you understand if you are eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and how to access it.

Title: A family journey
Summary: This animation was made in collaboration with parents from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and with the assistance of italk Library. The story provides a father's perspective as he thinks back on his early concerns for his son and where the autism journey has taken his family. It is a story that resonates with many different communities.

Title: A guide for expectant parents
Summary: The purpose of this resource is to provide balanced information about Down Syndrome to expectant parents. This includes parents who have already had some prenatal testing which reveals their child has or may have Down syndrome, as well as those who want more information about Down syndrome for a range of reasons.

Title: Behaviour support strategies for people on the autism spectrum
Summary: Some people on the autism spectrum may engage in behaviours that are concerning. You don’t have to be a behavioural expert to understand behaviours of concern – you just need to be patient and understanding.

Title: Carers, caring and respite care services in Victoria
Summary: This translated video describes the critical role of carers in Victoria’s health system. The video outlines that there are financial and support services available to carers, encourages the understanding of changes involved in caring and how to plan for those changes, and provides practical advice about how to manage appointments and medication as well as challenging behaviours and communication.

Title: Cerebral palsy: after the diagnosis: part 2 (Video)
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about what happens after your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. They describe why it’s important to look after yourself, connect with other families and have a good support network. They also talk about different therapies. Health specialists say why early intervention is important, especially for helping children reach goals like feeding or dressing

Title: Cerebral palsy overview and diagnosis (Video)
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about spotting the early signs of cerebral palsy and getting a diagnosis. Also, child health specialists explain that cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the brain. They talk about the different types of cerebral palsy, how it affects children and some of its causes.

Title: Child disability and early intervention: expert tips (Video)
Summary: In this short video, child disability experts talk about what early intervention is, how you get it and what it aims to do. They say it’s important to start early, but it’s also never too late to start. They talk about choosing a service provider and funding options. A parent describes her experience with early intervention.

Title: Child disability services and support
Summary: In this short video, you can find out how to get information about child disability services and where to start. Child disability experts take you through funding options, how to find good service providers and different types of respite care. You’ll also hear from other parents about their experiences of respite care and counselling

Title: Child Protection toolkit
Summary: Easy English toolkit separated into 3 parts to help women with disability learn about Child Protection

Title: Communication impairment in Australia
Summary: Communication involves speaking, hearing, listening, understanding, social skills, reading, writing and using voice. People who have difficulty communicating may require assistance with: speech, language, literacy, social communication, voice and stuttering.

Title: Conversation cards
Summary: The cards are designed to be used with schools and other professionals to initiate, build and continue conversations about supporting young people on the autism spectrum in a conversational and culturally responsive way. The conversation cards could be used for a specific purpose such as understanding a young person’s communication needs, getting the conversation started, building or strengthening a partnership with a family or helping a parent to feel comfortable. The quotes on the cards have been written by families from their experiences of supporting their children.

Title: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and changes to how the NDIS works (Easy Read)
Summary: The NDIA has developed Easy Read information to help participants understand some changes to the NDIS.

Title: Coronavirus COVID-19 and the NDIS information and support
Summary: Information on how to access the NDIS during the coronavirus pandemic.

Title: COVID-19 Getting a test - easy read
Summary: This is a comprehensive fact sheet written in EE about COVID-19 that explains everyting about getting tested including where, what to expect during the test and what to do after the test.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines - Advice on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Auslan (video)
Summary: Professor Michael Kidd answering COVID-19 vaccine questions from people with disability about who should get the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines - Medications, getting the vaccination in a wheelchair and eligibility Auslan (video)
Summary: Professor Michael Kidd answering COVID-19 vaccine questions from people with disability about medications, getting the vaccination while in a wheelchair and whether you must get the vaccination if you are eligible.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines - More information and support people at vaccination appointments Auslan (video)
Summary: Professor Michael Kidd answering COVID-19 vaccine questions from people with disability about where to get information about the vaccine and having support people attend vaccination appointments.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines - Where to get the vaccine and visiting family members after vaccination Auslan (video)
Summary: Professor Michael Kidd answering COVID-19 vaccine questions from people with disability about where you can get vaccinated and whether it is OK to visit elderly family members in residential aged care after you have been vaccinated.

Title: Deaf parenting stories
Summary: A video series with more than 10 Deaf parents sharing their parenting experiences and tips for other Deaf and hard of hearing parents.

Title: Developing your first NDIS plan (video and fact sheet)
Summary: You may have a few questions about developing your first plan. We understand that every person living with a disability has different needs, and we’re here to help you develop a plan that you have choice and control over. Watch this video or read the Easy English fact sheet for more information on developing your first plan.

Title: Disability and discrimination - a Vietnamese mum shares her story (video Vietnamese/English)
Summary: Stigma against disability is strong in some communities, and can stop people from accessing services for fear of facing their community's disapproval. In this video, a Vietnamese mother talks about her son's condition and shares her experience of overcoming discrimination to help him access the best support available.

Title: Disability and discrimination - a young Muslim woman living with vision loss (video Arabic/English)
Summary: Living With Vision Loss is a young woman’s story about guide dogs, Islam and disability. Stigma against disability is strong in some communities, and can stop people from accessing services for fear of facing their community’s disapproval. In this video, a young woman of Muslim background talks about living with vision loss, and how having a guide dog has at times created difficulties with her Muslim friends.

Title: Disability and discrimination - Fighting the stigma (video Croation/English)
Summary: A Croatian Australian man talks about his experience with discrimination.

Title: Disability and discrimination - Living with MS (video Arabic/English)
Summary: A young man of Syrian background talks about his experience with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the way members of his community responded to his diagnosis.

Title: Disability discrimination - what you need to know (Easy Read)
Summary: A document that explains what disability discrimination is and what to do if you experience it, in Easy English

Title: Disability discrimination case study- Margarette's story (Easy Read)
Summary: A case study to demonstrate what to do if you experience disability discrimination in Easy English

Title: Disability discrimination case study - Elias' story (Easy Read)
Summary: A case study to demonstrate what to do if you experience disability discrimination in Easy English

Title: Disability services in Victoria
Summary: Accessing disability services in Victoria can be dependent on your location as well as your particular needs. Learn about the kinds of support that are available for managing disability. Understand the rights of people with a disability and their carers and find information about support groups as well as useful information for managing your healthcare.

Title: Disability support pension (audio)
Summary: This audio resource outlines the Disability Support Pension that provides financial support for people who have a physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition. It outlines eligibility for the pension, the process of claiming the pension and the associated Job Capacity Assessment and Disability Medical Assessment.

Title: Disability support pension (bilingual version)
Summary: This translated resource outlines the Disability Support Pension that provides financial support for people who have a physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition. It outlines eligibility for the pension, the process of claiming the pension and the associated Job Capacity Assessment and Disability Medical Assessment.

Title: Down syndrome: after the diagnosis 2
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Down syndrome talk about getting early intervention for their child after a diagnosis. Early interventions include physiotherapy, speech therapy and sign language. They discuss respite care and the value of having a good support network of family, friends and other families of children with Down syndrome. Child health specialists talk about early intervention options and family life.

Title: Down syndrome: overview and diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Down syndrome talk about getting the diagnosis during pregnancy. They say they talked with their families about how this child would fit into their lives, and about deciding to go on with the pregnancy. Also, child health specialists explain what Down syndrome is and how they test for it.

Title: Early years guide
Summary: The early years of life are extremely important for the development of every child. For children with Down syndrome, providing the right supports and interventions during the early years can help build a strong and healthy future and ensure that the child can reach their full potential. This resource provides information for families about early intervention, development, and supports in the early-years. It also provides information about the NDIS and accessing support through the Early Childhood Early Intervention approach.

Title: Easy English book about Coronavirus - also called COVID-19
Summary: Information on Coronavirus specifically written for women with a disability.

Title: Falls - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about being at risk of falls and minimising risk of falls for residents, families and carers.

Title: Financial abuse - elder abuse prevention
Summary: This translated factsheet provides information on financial abuse, such as when someone you trust illegally or improperly uses your money, assets or property. Financial abuse is one of the most common forms of abuse of older people. The factsheet outlines what elder abuse is, what you can do about it and some services available to older people in need of support.

Title: Fragile X syndrome: after the diagnosis 2
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Fragile X syndrome discuss different therapies for children. Parents and child health specialists talk about why it’s important to get early intervention as soon as possible after diagnosis. Health specialists say that children with Fragile X develop different skills at different rates. A team of therapists working together is the best way to help them

Title: Fragile X syndrome: overview
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Fragile X syndrome talk about this genetic condition. They talk about spotting the early signs, getting a diagnosis and their reaction to the diagnosis. Child health specialists explain how this condition happens. They also go through the physical, developmental, behavioural and emotional features of the syndrome.

Title: Glossary of NDIS key words
Summary: This Easy English resource contains words relating to the NDIS. The video explains key NDIS concepts in Auslan.

Title: Glossary of terms NDIS and disability services
Summary: This glossary explains the meaning of the most frequently used terms in the NDIS and the disability sector. It is helpful to people with disability and their carers who speak a language other than English, workers and interpreters in this area.

Title: Goals for your child and the NDIS
Summary: This book is about goals for your child and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Goals are things you want your child to achieve with support.

Title: Going to a vaccination centre to get my COVID-19 vaccine
Summary: COVID-19 vaccination social scripts that outlines the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccination to autistic people. Autistic people may find the process of getting the vaccination stressful. These social scripts provide autistic people with an opportunity to prepare themselves for their vaccination and reduce anxiety.

Title: Going to the GP to get my COVID-19 vaccine social script
Summary: COVID-19 vaccination social scripts that outlines the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccination to autistic people. Autistic people may find the process of getting the vaccination stressful. These social scripts provide autistic people with an opportunity to prepare themselves for their vaccination and reduce anxiety.

Title: Guide to self-management
Summary: Self-management is when you manage your NDIS funding. It gives you the flexibility and choice to decide what supports you buy in order to meet your plan goals.

Title: HACC easy living equipment checklist for consumers
Summary: The Home and Community Care (HACC) easy living equipment checklist for consumers is a checklist about simple, inexpensive equipment that is available to the general public. Some of these items might be useful. Please use the checklist to indicate any of these you may wish to discuss, see or try.

Title: Healthy Relationships and Sexuality
Summary: Everyone has the right to choose what they want for their own body. Everyone has the right to have different kinds of relationships. The Easy Read guide produced by Down Syndrome Australia covers: Relationships and sexuality, Rights and respect, Safety and abuse, How to speak up about a problem.

Title: Hearing impairement after the diagnosis 2 (Video)
Summary: In this short video, a parent of a child with hearing impairment talks about her child’s early intervention, including hearing aids, Auslan and speech therapy. Child health specialists talk about helping parents understand what hearing impairment means for their child. They also go through some early intervention options and say why it’s important to start intervention early.

Title: Hearing impairment overview
Summary: In this short video, child health specialists talk about different types of hearing impairment. They say babies are usually screened at or soon after birth to test their hearing. Children can also be diagnosed when they’re older. Parents of children with hearing impairment and specialists talk about some of the signs that a child has a hearing impairment.

Title: Helpful words when accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Summary: The document explains helpful words and terminology when accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Title: How to do my first NDIS plan
Summary: An Easy English fact sheet is about how to do your first National Disability Insurance Scheme plan.

Title: How to get an NDIS plan for your child
Summary: This booklet is about how to get a National Disability Insurance Scheme plan or NDIS plan for your child. The booklet is written for parents and carers of children with disability and developmental delay.

Title: How to get ready to make my first NDIS plan
Summary: An Easy English fact sheet is about how to get ready for your first National Disability Insurance Scheme plan.

Title: How to make a complaint
Summary: This document summarises how to make a complaint to the NDIS Commission. The campaign is called 'If you need to speak up, speak to us'

Title: How to make a complaint - If you need to speak up (Poster)
Summary: This poster explains what kind of complaints about your NDIS funded services you can make and how to make them.

Title: How to make a service agreement
Summary: This fact sheet is about how to make a service agreement with your service provider.

Title: How to start my first NDIS plan
Summary: An Easy English fact sheet is about how to start your first National Disability Insurance Scheme plan.

Title: How to start my first NDIS plan with a local area coordinator
Summary: An Easy English fact sheet is about how to start your first National Disability Insurance Scheme plan with a Local Area Coordinator.

Title: How to start my first NDIS plan with a support coordinator
Summary: An Easy English fact sheet is about how to start your first National Disability Insurance Scheme plan with a Support Coordinator.

Title: Independent assessments - getting ready for next year - Easy Read
Summary: Information on independent assessments for the NDIS. Assessments are how NDIS work out how your disability affects your life and what supports you need from the NDIS.

Title: Independent assessment pilot 2 - what we learnt from the pilot
Summary: This report presents evaluation findings from the Second Independent Assessment Pilot. It covers the experiences of participants and how they find the independent assessment process; the perspectives of independent assessors on the tools and their support needs; and whether participants feel their IA accurately reflects both what they told their assessor and their functional capacity.

Title: Intellectual disability
Summary: This translated fact sheet about intellectual disability provides information on what intellectual disability is, how a child is diagnosed, what can be done to help and what causes intellectual disability.

Title: Joining the NDIS
Summary: This Easy English factsheet is about what happens when you join the NDIS and how the NDIS will work with you now and as your life changes.

Title: Know your rights
Summary: Easy English book about your rights.

Title: Language interpreting services
Summary: NDIS participants from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds may need interpreting assistance to communicate with providers. This fact sheet contains information for people with disability who need language interpreting services.

Title: Lead and take part (Video)
Summary: A video about leadership and taking part.

Title: LGBTIQA+ (Auslan Video)
Summary: A video explaining what LGBTIQA+ means.

Title: Life choices (Video)
Summary: A video about choicees and decisions.

Title: Losing your job
Summary: Easy English booklet about how to take care of yourself if you lose your job. It has information about: how you might feel, how to look after your health, what to do if you are worried about money and the different kinds of help you can get.

Title: Make a complaint about a disability worker
Summary: You can make a complaint about any disability worker in Victoria. This fact sheet explains how to make the complaint.

Title: Make a complaint in other languages: make a complaint to DSC about the provision of services by a Victorian disability service.
Summary: This translated resource enables individuals to make a complaint to the Office of the Disability Services Commissioner if they are not happy with their disability service provider in Victoria, Australia. It outlines the ability for family or friends to talk on their behalf and that the service is free and independent of government and other services.

Title: Making a complaint (mental health)
Summary: These translated resources provide information on the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner, an independant, specialist complaints organisation created by the Mental Health Act 2014. The information sheet outlines who the organisation is, how to make complaints, what happens when a complaint is made and the lawful right to speak up or complain about a public mental health service.

Title: Mental health, my recovery and the NDIS
Summary: This hub was 'co-designed' (created and built) with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds with lived experience of mental health concerns, as well as their carers and other supporters. Two groups, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne worked on these resources over 18 months in 2019-2020. The groups wanted to share stories of people's experiences of the NDIS, make resources in plain English and other languages, and look at some of the barriers to getting support. These resources were made to help you along your NDIS journey. It also includes a workbook on how to navigate the NDIS and many videos of lived experiences.

Title: Migration and Disability Factsheets
Summary: Factsheet with an overview of Australia’s migration health requirements and how they impact on people with disability and/or health conditions.

Title: Myths and facts about autism
Summary: This table shares some of the common misconceptions about autism within culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and gives a factual response to each myth in order to support a greater understanding of autism.

Title: National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and participant rights
Summary: This fact sheet lists your rights when dealing with the NDIS and explains where and how you can lodge a complaint if you do not agree with their decisions.

Title: National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and participant rights (video)
Summary: This video lists your rights when dealing with the NDIS and explains where and how you can lodge a complaint if you do not agree with their decisions.

Title: National roadmap for improving the health of people with intellectual disability
Summary: This roadmap aims to address serious health inequities faced by people with intellectual disability. It outlines how we can create a health system where people with intellectual disability are valued, respected and have access to high quality, timely and comprehensive health care.

Title: National standards for disability services (audio versions)
Summary: A translated audio recording that describes the six National Standards that apply to disability service providers. It focuses on the rights and outcomes for people with a disability and describes how the standards will help to promote and drive a nationally consistent approach to improving the quality of services.

Title: National standards for disability services (pdf versions)
Summary: A translated booklet and audio recording that describes the six National Standards that apply to disability service providers. It focuses on the rights and outcomes for people with a disability and describes how the standards will help to promote and drive a nationally consistent approach to improving the quality of services.

Title: NDIS application process and required evidence (video with English subtitles)
Summary: This video will help you understand the application process for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), including application decisions, and the types of evidence required.

Title: NDIS Carers Handbook
Summary: A handbook offering practical advice and support on how to achieve the best possible outcomes for both the person being cared for and for carers. Navigating the NDIS as a new entrant or along the way can be daunting. The Carers Victoria NDIS Carers Handbook is a clear guide offering practical advice and support on how to achieve the best possible outcomes for both the person being cared for and for carers.

Title: NDIS participant service charter
Summary: The NDIS is committed to improving how it serves NDIS participants.

Title: NDIS pathway hearing stream from 0 to 6 years
Summary: This fact sheet explains how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can help if your child aged between 0 and 6 years has just been diagnosed with hearing loss.

Title: NDIS plan management and support coordination (video with English subtitles)
Summary: The first half of the video will help you understand three different ways to manage your 'NDIS' plan. The second half of this video will explain what support coordination is.

Title: NDIS preplanning and planning sessions (video with English subtitles)
Summary: This video will help you understand what a NDIS plan is and how you can prepare for your first meeting with the NDIA.

Title: NDIS Planning - Getting started with the NDIS brochure
Summary: Factsheet on NDIS planning. Your NDIS plan is how much money the NDIS will pay for your support workers, services, and other items you might need. It is important that you receive the right funding to purchase the services you need. Your NDIS plan will also include a copy of your NDIS goals. These are the goals that the NDIS will ask about at your 12-month review meeting. You will have regular reviews with the NDIS, most reviews are at 12 or 24 months (1 or 2 years).

Title: NDIS readiness resource
Summary: This resource is for autistic people who are participants of the NDIS or who may be eligible to be a participant. It can also be used by carers on behalf of participants. This resource can help you to: 1. Write goals for your NDIS plan and can help in the NDIS pre-planning process. 2. Highlight areas of disability support for yourself or the person you care for.

Title: NDIS response to Coronavirus (COVID-19): Helping our participants stay safe and well
Summary: Information on the Coronavirus for participants of the NDIA.

Title: NDIS reviews and appeals (video with English subtitles)
Summary: This video will explain what you can do if you think a decision made by the NDIA is wrong, or if your NDIS plan no longer meets your needs.

Title: New parents: Frequently asked questions
Summary: This fact sheet provides advice for parents with a baby with Down Syndrom. It includes a checklist of things you need to do if your baby is born with Down Syndrome, from enjoying your baby to contacting Centrelink.

Title: New words (disability glossary)
Summary: Some important definitions in relation to disabilities written in Easy English.

Title: Occupational Therapy brochure - NDIS
Summary: Brochure on using an Occupational Therapist through the NDIS. Occupational Therapists help you to learn new ways of doing things

Title: Parents with hearing impairment share their stories
Summary: In this short video, parents with hearing impairment share their experiences. They talk about some of the things they miss out on, such as socialising with other parents, or chatting with their child’s teacher. But they also say that being a parent has taught them to be patient, and that their confidence has grown over time. As one mum says, if you need help, ‘Just ask. People are happy to help. Don’t feel you can’t because you’re deaf. Be confident, get involved.’

Title: Participant booklet 1 - understanding the NDIS
Summary: This booklet covers understanding the NDIS, checking your eligibility, supports and services funded by the NDIS.

Title: Participant booklet 2 - planning
Summary: This booklet covers understanding your current supports, creating an NDIS plan to achieve your goals and receiving an approved NDIS plan.

Title: Participant booklet 3 - using your NDIS plan
Summary: This booklet covers understanding your plan, using your plan and reviewing your plan and progress.

Title: Physiotherapy brochure - NDIS
Summary: Brochure about using a physiotherapist with the NDIS. Inlcudes information on what Physiotherapists can (and can’t) do for you, how your physiotherapist can help with NDIS planning and review meetings and your rights and entitlements.

Title: Psychology brochure - NDIS
Summary: Brochure about using a psychologist through the NDIS. Psychologists help you to learn about yourself. They can help you learn skills to manage your thoughts and emotions. Brochure includes information about menta health, what Psychologist can (and can’t) do for you, your rights and entitlements and steps for using a pshychologist.

Title: Psychosocial disability, recovery and the NDIS
Summary: This fact sheet explains what psychosocial disability is, how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can support you and how the NDIS works with other systems.

Title: Radio campaign to help people access the NDIS in their language (audio)
Summary: As part of a new radio campaign, National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) produced a series of ads across radio and podcasts to help people access the NDIS in their language. The ads are being aired on community radio stations throughout Australia.

Title: Real Stories - videos
Summary: A translated video that contains testimonies from people living with disabilities or from carers of the disabled, in their own language about the difficulties they face and what their hopes are for the NDIS. The English resource links to fact sheets and videos that have been translated, including 'Understanding Disability in Australia' and 'What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?'

Title: Reasonable and necessary and permanent and significant disability (video)
Summary: This video will help you understand what the NDIS means when they talk about reasonable and necessary supports and permanent and significant disability.

Title: Respite care
Summary: What is respite care and how to access it.

Title: Safer sex and contraception
Summary: Easy English book about safer sex and contraception options.

Title: Safety and violence (Video)
Summary: A video about the right to be safe from violence.

Title: Self managing your NDIS plan (video and fact sheet)
Summary: Self-managing your NDIS plan gives you choice and control over the supports and services you purchase to help you achieve your goals. This means that you, a family member or a trusted person will have complete control over your funds – including paying your supports and service providers. In this video and Easy English fact sheet, we’ll explain what you need to do in order to self-manage your plan.

Title: Sexually Transmitted Infections - STIs
Summary: Easy English book about STIs and how to avoid them.

Title: Sex and laws
Summary: Easy English book about sex and the law

Title: Sex and your body
Summary: Easy English book about your rights to sex and health.

Title: Sex and your body (Video)
Summary: A video about sexual health and rights.

Title: Speech Therapy brochure - NDIS
Summary: Brochure about using a speech therapist through the NDIS. Speech Therapists help you communicate well with other people.They can also help you with eating or swallowing.

Title: Spina bifida- introduction to bowel management
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides detailed information for people living with Spina Bifida and may also have some loss of bowel control (neurogenic bowel). The fact scheet provides information on healthy bowel movements, medications for bowels, regular routines, toilet positions and other options for bowel movement.

Title: Spina Bifida - bladder management
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides detailed information for people living with Spina Bifida and may also have a neurogenic bladder. The fact scheet provides information on what problems can occur with bladders, bladders that do not empty completely, bladders that leak urine, and the management of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI's).

Title: Spina Bifida - hydrocephalus and spina bifida
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides detailed information for people living with Spina Bifida and may also have hydrocephalus - "water on the brain". The fact scheet provides information on the effects of hydrocephalus, how it is treated, what problems can occur with shunts and warning signd of a shunt not working or infection.

Title: Springvale Indochinese Mutual Assistance Association (SICMAA) disability project (video with English subtitles)
Summary: People of CALD background and their carers have reported experiencing a high level of discrimination in their cultural and linguistic communities. In turn this can act as a barrier to their willingness to come forward and approach services for help.To illustrate this two women of Vietnamese background spoke to the Springvale Indochinese Mutual Assistance Association (SICMAA) about their experience as carers of children with disabilities and how this impacted their well-being and that of their family. This video is in Vietnamese with English subtitles.

Title: Starting your plan- information for people who do not speak English
Summary: Information for people who do not speak English on what assistance is available from the National Translation and Interpreter Services (TIS National) to assist with translation.

Title: Staying Safe on the Internet- using the internet safely (part1)
Summary: This Easy English booklet is written for people with Down Syndrome and has information about using the internet including social media. This includes the different ways you can use the internet and how to stay safe.

Title: Staying Safe on the Internet - using money online (part2)
Summary: This Easy English booklet is written for people with Down Syndrome and has information about using money online. This includes the different ways you can use online banking, online shopping and other online services.

Title: Staying Safe on the Internet - using the internet to stay in touch (part3)
Summary: This Easy English booklet is written for people with Down Syndrome and has information about using the internet to keep in touch with other people through email, social media, online dating and using the internet at work. It also has information about online bullying.

Title: Stuttering
Summary: Stuttering is a speech disorder that causes interruptions in the rhythm or flow of speech.

Title: Supporting family and carers
Summary: An Easy English fact sheet that outlines some facts relating to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) designed to support families and carers. It provides information on getting ready to participate in NDIS and what people may expect to be included in an individual’s NDIS plan.

Title: Support budget
Summary: This fact sheet explains the 3 types of support budgets that might be in your NDIS plan.

Title: Support Coordination brochure - NDIS
Summary: Factsheet on Support Coordinators and how they help NDIS clients. It explains what support coordinators are and what they do.

Title: Support for people who are blind or vision impaired
Summary: Health promotion information sheet on support for people who are blind or vision impaired. With information on how supportive services can help, when they should be accessed and details of of available services and information. This information is also available in text and audio formats.

Title: Support Workers brochure - NDIS
Summary: Brochure about NDIS support workers, Support workers help you with everyday tasks and activities.

Title: Taking a break (looking after families and carers 1)
Summary: Taking a break from caring, often called respite, or respite care, is important for anyone providing day to day care for someone with dementia. This help Sheet discusses the benefits of taking a break, how to organise it and who can help.

Title: Talking together (Video with English subtitles)
Summary: This video contains consumer rights information including scamming, signing a contract, making a complaint and service hire. It has been co-designed with the community

Title: The Coronavirus - stay home and stay safe (Easy English)
Summary: Easy English information on staying home to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus.

Title: The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Summary: As the transition to the NDIS begins, Yooralla has developed a range of tools and resources to support customers to prepare for the scheme including information in different languages.

Title: The NDIS. How it can help your child under 7 years
Summary: This booklet is about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme helps children under 7 years old. The booklet is written for parents and carers of children with disability and developmental delay.

Title: The NDIS. People who can help you and your child
Summary: This book is about people who can help with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The NDIS is government help for people with disability. The booklet is written for parents and carers of children with disability and developmental delay.

Title: The NDIS and you (video)
Summary: Your NDIS plan is created to help you meet your goals, and is unique to you. Every person living with a disability has different needs, and the NDIS is here to support you to achieve your goals.

Title: The NDIS code of conduct
Summary: The NDIS code of conduct applies to all NDIS providers, registered and unregistered, and all persons employed or otherwise engaged by an NDIS provider.

Title: Understanding disability in Australia (fact sheet)
Summary: A translated fact sheet that outlines facts about disability. This includes describing what a disability is, types of disabilities, getting help early and the support you need, where to get help, and services providing information on chnages to support and getting an interpreter and translated information.

Title: Understanding disability in Australia (video)
Summary: Translated videos that outlines facts about disability. This includes describing what a disability is, types of disabilities, getting help early and the support you need, where to get help, and services providing information on chnages to support and getting an interpreter and translated information

Title: Understanding Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) fact sheet
Summary: This fact sheet explains what Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) is, how the NDIS can help your child, what to expect and the contact details for more information.

Title: Using visual supports
Summary: This document outlines how and why visuals are used to support learning and routine, and to help with behaviour.

Title: Vision impairment: after the diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, child health specialists talk about how early intervention can help children with vision impairment learn and develop. Parents talk about getting early intervention after diagnosis and how it helped their child’s development. Health specialists say it’s important to encourage a child’s other senses, and support children who’ll be Braille readers.

Title: Vision impairment overview and diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with vision impairment and child health specialists talk about early signs that a child might have vision impairment. Parents describe experiences of getting their child diagnosed. Specialists talk about different causes of vision impairment – problems with the eyes and also with messages getting from the eyes to the brain

Title: Visual planning matrix
Summary: This is a simple planning tool that includes visuals for each developmental area. It provides a simple way of recording a picture of the child’s characteristics, the impact of those characteristics, the families concerns, and who could help.

Title: What is autism? (fact sheet)
Summary: Autism is a developmental disorder that occurs in both boys and girls across all cultures and communities. It affects how a person learns and how they interact with others and their surroundings, All people on the autism spectrum are unique. Autism is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder

Title: What is autism? (poster)
Summary: Peak Victorian autism organisation Amaze developed a poster that outlines some of the characteristics autistic people may display in two main areas: - social communication and interaction, and - behaviour, interests and activities.

Title: What is disability?
Summary: This translated flyer outlines some Disability Resources in Community Languages. It includes information on what disability is, what is the National Disability Coordination Officer Program, and provides links to information about where people with disabilities can get support and links to resources developed by other organisations.

Title: What is LGBTIQA+?
Summary: Easy English book explaining what LGBTIQA+ means.

Title: What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme - NDIS? (video)
Summary: These translated videos provide information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It contains information on what the scheme is, who is eligible for it, reasonable and necessary support as well as what is not funded.

Title: What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It includes facts regarding individual's eligibility, reasonable and necassary support, what isn't funded, information about children with disabilities and families, and has a contact information for interpreters.

Title: What is the NDIS? (video)
Summary: This video will help you understand what the NDIS is. The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency, or NDIA. The NDIS is one component of the National Disability Strategy which brings community, government and industry together to address the challenges faced by people with disability, and ensures they are supported by mainstream services such as health, education and transport and the wider community.

Title: What is the NDIS? And eligibility criteria for the NDIS (video with English subtitles)
Summary: This video will help you understand what the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the eligibility criteria for the NDIS. It explains the role of the Local Area Coordinators (LAC) and Early Childhood Intervention (ECEI).

Title: What to do if you have been a close contact of someone with coronavirus (Easy English)
Summary: This Easy English book is about what to do if you are a close contact of someone with coronavirus.

Title: Who can help?
Summary: This is a written guide that clarifies the roles of different services and supports that could assist the family and the child.

Title: Who is your NDIS Local Area Coordinator (video)
Summary: The video addresses the role of the NDIS Local Area Coordinator (LAC) by personalising a script of ‘Who’s your Local Area Coordinator’, to explain the process of pre-planning meetings, goal setting and how LACs support people with a disability in connecting with services and their community.

Title: Working with NDIS (video)
Summary: This translated video will help you understand the role of providers in the NDIS market place.

Title: Your health rights
Summary: Easy English book about your rights in healthcare.

Title: Your period
Summary: Easy English book about your period.

Title: Your plan and your budget (video)
Summary: As an NDIS participant, you have choice and control over how you manage your NDIS plan. In this video, we'll explain how your NDIS plan is set up and how to spend the funds in your NDIS plan to live the life you want.

Title: Your rights (Video)
Summary: A video about your rights.

Title: Your rights and responsibilities as a HACC services user
Summary: The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program provides a range of basic support services to frail older people and people with disabilities who are experiencing difficulties in managing daily tasks but who wish to continue living at home. The Program also supports their carers and families. The documents informs about the rights and responsibilities of HACC services users.

Title: Your rights at work
Summary: Easy English book about your rights to and at work

Title: Your rights toolkit
Summary: A toolkit split into 4 parts with information in Easy English to help women with disability understand and stand up for their rights.

Title: Your rights when you buy something
Summary: When you buy goods and services including disability-related purchases, you have rights under law. This guide explains your consumer rights and the steps you can take to resolve problems. It is written in Easy English, which is more accessible for people who have difficulty reading and understanding written information.

Title: Your right to be safe from violence
Summary: Easy English book about your right to be safe from violence,

Title: Your right to lead and take part
Summary: Easy English book about your right to take part in all areas of life.

Title: Your right to learn
Summary: Easy English book about your rights to and in all levels of education.

Title: Your right to make choices
Summary: An Easy English book about your right to make choices

Title: You are pregnant - what can you do?
Summary: Easy English book about your choices when you get pregnant.

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