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Not a QDN member? Become one today. Membership is free and you can join online by clicking on the link below.https://qdn.org.au/membership-login/membership-sign-up/Some of good things about becoming a QDN member are: 👉You get to be part of an organisation by people with disability for people with disability👉You get to have a say about things that affect us all like housing, transport, NDIS, employment and health (you can also suggest other areas that QDN works on) 👉You get to complete special member only surveys 👉You can join a local support group and meet other people to work together to lead change and talk about things that matter to you 👉We keep you up to date on topics that are important to people with disability👉QDN members can apply to become QDeNgage consultants👉You get voting rights at the Annual General Meeting👉And all of this is free for people with disability and supportersIf you’re still not sure, you can talk to one of our member ambassadors, who are members of QDN and are people with disability. They can answer any questions you may have. You can also ring us on 1300 363 783 to join or to get more information about QDN. ... See MoreSee Less

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QDN Local Group Convenor Peter Tully talking about the importance of people with disability leading conversations on emergency and disaster preparedness. Now more than ever during COViD-19 it is important for people with disability to get the facts, make a plan and stay connected. https://qdn.org.au/home/covid-19/make-a-plan/If we want to increase resilience of people with disability to disaster, we must invite and include people with disability as a central part of the process.A foundation to high quality disaster preparedness is building relationships between people with disability, their family, carers, and community and emergency services personnel - those who deliver services to them and those who enact disaster preparedness and response strategies in their local area. By learning and collaborating together on disaster preparedness, people with disability are sharing important knowledge, skills and experience that they can use to build disaster resilience. Project details can be found at: https://collaborating4inclusion.org/disability-inclusive-disaster-risk-reduction/#DIDRR[Image: Peter Tully, Peer Leader of Queenslanders with Disability Network, is wearing a rose-coloured shirt and sits in a mobility scooter. He is smiling, leaning slightly to his right-side while facing the camera. Sunlight streams through the window blinds behind him.] ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s National Volunteer week. Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who have worked with QDN over the year. A special shout out to our amazing Group Convenors , peer leaders and board directors who have played a key role in helping Queenslanders with disability get the facts, make a plan and stay connected during COVID-19. ... See MoreSee Less

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It is important that we keep moving even when we’re at home. In times like these even some small activity every day will be positive for your overall health and wellbeing.#BoostYourHealthy Get support, inspiration and ideas at the great Boost your healthy website https://hw.qld.gov.au/boostyourhealthy/… ... See MoreSee Less

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Queensland’s Public Health Directions were updated as at 16 May 2020. We want to provide clarification about when support workers and carers are counted in the allowed number of people, under the stage 1 restrictions.Support for a person with disability 🏠at your residence🏠👉You can have up to five visitors, plus your support worker/s or carers.👉Support workers and volunteers can be at the residence at the same time, as they are not counted as visitors.-----------------------------------------------------------------Support for a person with disability ⛱away from your residence⛱👉When counting your group size for recreational travel and activities, away from your residence, you must include your support worker/s or carer.👉You are permitted to do the following activities with your support worker/s or carer in a group of up to 10 other people, including your support worker/s or carers.🍟eat out at a restaurant or café with up to 10 patrons seated (subject to physical distancing requirements e.g. 1 person per 4 square metres);🏪go shopping at a place permitted to remain open;🤸‍♀️enjoy parks, playground equipment, skate parks and outdoor gyms;🏦visit public libraries and national and state parks for hiking;participate in personal training, swim in public pools and public artificial lagoons (if they have been opened to the public);💑attend weddings, places of worship or small religious ceremonies; and🧔go to a beauty therapist or nail salon.Click here to read more https://qdn.org.au/e-blast-easing-covid-19-restrictions-update/ ... See MoreSee Less

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I feel I’m doing something worthwhile. For some participants, it’s the first time they have spoken for themselves, and are having their say in what concerns them.

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Donna Best, QDN peer facilitator, NDIS participant readiness

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(Our aim is) to help our own people to understand what was disability and that they could actually have a voice to speak out…

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Willie Prince, Founding Member, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Disability Network of Queensland

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