First NDIS expo in Gawler a success

UNITED: Tony Piccolo with the Catalyst Foundation's Jenny Hughes.

UNITED: Tony Piccolo with the Catalyst Foundation's Jenny Hughes.

The first of 22 National Disability Insurance Scheme expos being run by the state government was held in Gawler on Friday.

More than 100 people attended to hear from a range of speakers about how the NDIS works, and job opportunities in the sector.

Also at the expo were 46 stallholders, including disability service providers and registered training organisations, providing information for people with disabilities and their families as well as job seekers in the region.

The NDIS will start rolling out for people aged 18 to 64 in the Barossa, Light and Lower North region from July 1, 2017. This will mean up to 250 new jobs in disability in the region.

The NDIS is the biggest social reform since Medicare, giving people with disability more choice about the support they receive.

For more information about the NDIS in South Australia and events in your region visit the ‘My Support, My Choice’ website.

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