Member Achievements and Ongoing ProjectsJuls2017-02-17T06:56:16+10:00
Connecting with the community by showcasing their talents in the arts.
Co-facilitating hands on workshops to teach the art of introducing yourself so everyone knows how to put their best foot forward when they meet someone. (These workshops were developed for anyone who has never been given the opportunity to learn social etiquette before and for those who have forgotten how to greet someone correctly). Open to all.
Fundraising for charities.
Coming together to discuss as a team, important issues and collate the information to take to the National Body of Inclusion Australia’s ‘Our Voice’. (Our very own Kate-Lyn Mackenzie is the Queensland representative and meets with the other state representatives every six months).
Presenting at National Conferences, such as the Having a Say conference in Geelong.
Giving their opinion on resources that will be used for teaching purposes, such as identity theft.
Being a part of The Community Participation Research Project for NDS (National Disability Services) so more people can be involved in their community.
Offering a pampering, complimentary community service with hand treatments for the elderly in aged care facilities.
Promoting inclusion for all in the community at festivals and events such as Noosa Together, Nambour Together, Horizon Festival and Fair Day Out.
Participating in a Consultation of the Information, Linkage and Capacity Building Forum for the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency).
Attending QAI advocacy forum and workshops.
Developing and facilitating mini workshops to teach self advocacy skills to all.
Inspiring people to reach out and find friendships that everyone needs, just as the members of Loud and Clear Qld have done.
Involvement of Loud and Clear – the Queensland Branch of Our Voice – Inclusion Australia.
Working with USC and the NDIS in website testing for the NDIA.
Forged close working relationships with Queensland Disability Network (QDN) and participation in workshops. Example, Loud and Clear members attend a local support group with QDN Facilitator Peter Parkes.
Participants at ‘A Voice for Queenslanders with Intellectual Disability’ held in October at Queensland Parliament House.
Panel members at the IASSID Congress, Melbourne.
Participants and joint presenters at the Qld Zero Tolerance NDS workshops (Abuse and Neglect) held in Brisbane and Townsville in November.
Several members are involved in theatre and dance groups performing on the Coast. Strong relationships have been forged with the local Toastmasters Group.
Members will be presenting at the upcoming Having a Say Conference to be held with VALID in Geelong in February 2017.
Loud and Clear Queensland are one of the groups that SARU will ask for advice about how to support and resource self-advocacy groups in Australia for the NDIS.