Video Call to Action – Put the Kettle on for the NDIS
12 September 2012
National Disability Services (NDS) has issued a nation-wide invitation to the community to join with disability organisations in making the 2012 DisabiliTEA a landmark event in the campaign for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Dr Ken Baker, Chief Executive of National Disability Services said "I'm urging all NDS members across Australia to put the kettle on, and invite the community, including parliamentarians to a DisabiliTEA in support of the Every Australian Counts campaign for the NDIS".
Please click the image above to watch the promotional video featuring Julia Taylor from MasterChef and her sister Katie.
They will be hosting a DisabiliTEA in October. Katie, who has Down Syndrome, hails from Queensland, where the NDIS is still a long way from becoming a reality.
In 2011 the disability community moved the crisis in disability support to the top of the political agenda by hosting more than 900 morning teas (DisabiliTEA's) on a single day. These events occurred in large stadiums, ordinary lounge rooms, and at disability organisations. One notable example defied gravity by holding theirs while abseiling. The events were attended by more than 35,000 people who became supporters and recruited others in return.
In 2012 the catch cry of the DisabiliTEA will be the call to fully fund the NDIS, so that the scheme is guaranteed to roll out to the rest of the country beyond the agreed launch sites.
When you register, you will receive a supporter pack in the post with invitations, posters and other materials to help you organise your DisabiliTEA. Each location hosting a DisabiliTEA will need to register separately.
More details about the DisabiliTEA are available on the Every Australian Counts website.
Daniel Kyriacou, Corporate Communications Manager, NDS National, Ph 02 9256 3106, email@example.com