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July

Our Self-Management Guide has been updated and is now available. Updates to the guide reflect community feedback from the consultation on self-management which was undertaken earlier this year, as well as input from a range of stakeholders.

The new policy and pricing approach for self-management of funded supports came into effect on 1 July 2017.

June

Each year National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

From 1 July 2017, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will begin rolling out to the local government areas of Rockingham and Mandurah and in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.

The Disability Services Commission is to join three other West Australian human services agencies – Child Protection and Family Support, Housing and Communities – to become the Department of Communities from 1 July 2017.

Three hundred people with disability, their families and carers came together over two days to join the conversation about the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Western Australia.

May

Twenty-eight year old Josh Yates from Busselton has been selected to join a team of transplant athletes who will represent Australia at the World Transplant Games in Spain next month.

In December 2016 the Disability Services Commission (the Commission) engaged Western Australia’s Individualised Services (WAiS) in partnership with People with disability WA (PWdWA) to facilitate a public consultation on the Commission’s future policy and pricing approach to self-management.