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For people with a disabiity


NDISReady2.jpegAre you NDIS ready? Find out more at a free National Disability Insurance Scheme information expo being run in Lane Cove this October.

Participate in small group and one-on-one discussions and collect information on the wide range of service providers in preparation for the transition.

When: Monday 17 October, two sessions 5:00pm – 6:00pm and 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information call Lane Cove Council on 9911 3593 or Hunter’s Hill Council on 9879 9400. No bookings required

Small group discussion and topics in each session:
1 Early Years
2 Local Area Coordination and the National Disability Insurance Scheme
3 Transition to Work or Employment
4 Carers/ General NDIS

Download the expo event brochure 

New resources available to help people with a disability move to the NDIS

New resources have been developed to support a greater understanding of key concepts such as the first planning process and how people with disability will continue to receive quality supports as well as clarity around common terms within the NDIS. 

My First Plan Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides information about what to expect and how to prepare for a first plan meeting.

Easy English My First Plan Fact Sheet

This fact sheet uses images as well as text to illustrate the first plan process. 

NDIS Word List

there are a lot of new terms to understand as people transition to the new scheme, so we have developed an Easy Read word list to help explain the NDIS.

Providing quality and safe supports for NDIS participants in NSW

This fact sheet details how people with disability will continue to receive quality and safe supports during the transition to the NDIS between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018.

Updating the Public Toilet Map

The National Public Toilet Map is a website and app that provides the location of over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia. Information like opening hours, shower facilities, baby change tables and accessibility for people with a disability helps people find a toilet to suit their needs.

To find a toilet people can search specific locations, plan a trip and see the facilities available along the route, save toilet locations, maps and trips and link it to their GPS.

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is currently implementing the NSW Accessible Toilets Project, updating the accessible toilets in NSW on the map on behalf of the NSW government.

Find out how you can be involved in updating the information on accessible public toilets already listed on the map and identifying accessible toilets that are missing.


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is coming to Lane Cove from July 2016

The NDIS is coming to the Lane Cove Council area from 1 July 2016.  

The NSW NDIS website has a range of information and resources about how and when the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the NDIS, will happen in NSW.

It has information available in Easy Read English, community languages and Auslan.

The website also has many accessibility features. This means you can use the website in different ways, like listening to the text or viewing the pages in high contrast.

Please visit the NSW NDIS website at:


Different Degrees Theatre Ensemble

The Different Degrees Theatre Ensemble is a drama group for people of all abilities that meets to create self devised theatre and learn many forms of dramatic skills at the Living and Learning Centre on Wednesdays between 6:00 - 8:00pm during school terms.  The Ensemble is directed by a professional theatre maker and is supported by assistant director, staff from Lane Cove Council and Lane Cove and North Side Community Services and Volunteers. 

The ensemble performs at the Concourse in Chatswood each year as part of the International Day of People with Disability celebrations 'All the World's a Stage' program produced by Willoughby and Lane Cove Councils.