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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.

March

WA NDIS information sessions went on the road this month with the Commission’s Director General, Dr Ron Chalmers and a team of senior staff visiting Broome and Kununurra in the first of a series of regional visits.

February

West Australians with disability have been given absolute certainty that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will commence from 1 July 2017.

January

Construction is set to begin on a $2.8m Pilbara holiday respite home for people with disability and their families, following a sod turning event by Housing Minister Brendan Grylls at Cooke Point in Port Hedland today.

Accessibility has been a key priority in the development of the Scarborough beachfront project, which is to begin in coming weeks.

Who will you nominate for the 2017 Disability Support Awards?

People with disability can cast their vote for the upcoming 2017 State general election from the location of their choice, thanks to a new voting system.