Empowering people with a disability

My Choice Matters are holding a free workshop in Canowindra.
My Choice Matters are holding a free workshop in Canowindra.

My Choice Matters will empower people living with disability in Canowindra to get the most out of their lives and navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme at a free workshop in Canowindra on Thursday, September 7.

My Choice Matters is an independent organisation working with people with disability to live life their way and get the most out of the changing disability system.

The NDIS will completely shift the way disability support is provided across Australia.

People will have an opportunity to receive individualised support and funding, which is a significant change from the current system.

However in order to take full advantage of the NDIS, people with disability, their family members and carers will need to think in advance and prepare for their planning meetings.

This not only requires new skills and knowledge, but also new thinking and confidence.

Mychoicematters work with people with disability and their families to live life their way and get the most out of the changing disability system.

Their goal is to help people learn and practice new ways of doing things and develop and grow skills in three key areas: choice, voice and control – three very important qualities people should have in their own lives.

This not only requires new skills and knowledge, but also new thinking and confidence, and this is what their Get More Skills workshops look to achieve.

The workshops talk about the NDIS, particularly in relation to how thinking about goals can help make the most of the new system.

They provide practical activities to help people think about choice, voice and control in their lives, or the lives of people that they support. 

“We give people the chance to really think about their lives and the things that are important to them as individuals, rather than just what is ‘on offer’, workshop faciliator Adele Tashkin said.

“They start considering hopes and dreams that they had put to the side due to lack of opportunity.

“People walk away feeling they have a practical starting point and that they know how to move forward towards a good life,” Ms Tashkin said.

To register visit the events page  www.mychoicematters.org.au or call 1800 144 653.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, September 7, from 10am – 2.30pm at the Canowindra Services and Citizens Club.

Lunch will be provided.

My Learning Matters class 

My Learning Matters is an e-learning tool and we run face to face classes to help get you started and get prepared for the NDIS and to get the most out of life.