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December

A free-of-charge beach wheelchair is now available for adults and children with disability to use at the foreshore beach and water areas of Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth.

The Commonwealth and Western Australian governments have announced a new bilateral agreement which will see WA join the nationally-delivered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

A new inclusive play space opened in Sienna Wood on 3 December with the aim to reduce physical-access barriers and give people with disability equal opportunity to play, explore and socialise in their community.

A host of events will be held across Western Australia to celebrate Disability Awareness Week, from 3 to 9 December. Events range from performances and exhibitions, to morning teas, sporting events and family fun days.

November

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Disability Support Awards which recognise and reward people who provide the highest standard of support to increase quality of life and inclusion of people with disability.

The last two networking sessions for disability service providers for 2017 have been well-received by participants, who took the opportunity to share information and learn about best practice approaches from other providers in the sector.

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.