for people with disability

  • The Community Integration Questionnaire-Revised

    20/04/2020 Communications

    Summer Foundation Researchers worked with Professor Barry Willer, author of the Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ), to extend the original tool to include a measure of the use of electronic social networking for social integration. Read More

  • A podcast series: Reasonable and Necessary with Dr George

    03/04/2020 Communications

    Dr George Taleporos is recording a special Coronavirus series of the Reasonable & Necessary podcasts. He is speaking with people with disability, support coordinators, the NDIS Commissioner and other guests about how to stay safe and well during this... Read More

  • HOW TO FILL OUT THE NDIS ACCESS REQUEST FORM

    15/09/2019 Communications

    If you are working in a residential aged care facility, or a health service, you might be supporting a person with disability to submit this NDIS access request. This resource is designed to help you. Read More

  • Looking for Somewhere to Live

    07/07/2019 Communications

    This guide explains how you can access and make the most of NDIS funding to look for housing. It forms part of a series of information resources that the Summer Foundation has prepared about accessing housing. It is for... Read More

  • SDA Payments Guide

    07/07/2019 Communications

    This guide explains what specialist disability accommodation (SDA) payments are, who they are paid to and how they are accessed. For people who have SDA payments included in their NDIS Plan, it explains how to make the most of... Read More

  • Making a training video for your support worker

    11/06/2019 Communications

    It can be hard to explain to your support worker how you want to be supported. Making a video for your support workers can be a good way of helping them to understand anything you want them to know. Read More

  • NDIS Housing pathway

    16/10/2018 Communications

    If you can’t live in mainstream housing because of your extreme functional impairment or very high support needs, the NDIS may pay for the cost of your housing, through funding known as Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) payments. But the... Read More

  • Mainstream Housing Options

    20/07/2018 Communications

    This guide is to help people with disability look for for mainstream housing. It also explains what mainstream housing is and types of mainstream housing. If you can’t find the right type of housing because of your disability you... Read More

  • ndis and aged care fees

    27/06/2018 Communications

    This information is for people with complex support needs, eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and who are preparing to move into a residential aged care facility (RACF), or are currently living in aged care – as... Read More

  • Sample NDIS Plans

    01/06/2018 Communications

    The Summer Foundation has developed sample NDIS plans to share with people aged under 65 years living in, or at risk of entering, residential aged care (RAC) and their families, supporters, guardians or nominees. Read More

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