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10 steps to excellent NDIS therapy reports: VALID’s guide to National Disability Insurance Scheme therapist reports for allied health professionals

A 20-page good practice guide which uses clear sections and headings and an easy to read layout. It is designed for use by therapists as they prepare reports for NDIS participants, but is helpful for participants, families, Local Area Coordinators, and Support Coordinators too.

Steps to Speaking Up: Important things to know about the Child Protection system for parents with disabilities in Victoria

A 40-page booklet which uses clear sections and headings and an easy to read layout to help parents with disability in Victoria understand and navigate the child protection system in Victoria.

The top ten things to know about SDA - VALID's plain language guide to NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation

The top 10 things to know about NDIS SDA: VALID’s plain language guide to NDIS Specialist Disability Accomodation

A 16-page booklet which uses plain language, clear sections and headings, and an easy to read layout – to make it easier to work out how SDA (and SIL – Supported Independent Living) works in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Information Sheet: NDIS Funding for Having a Say Conference

A 1-page information sheet on what type of NDIS funding participants can ask for to gain funding towards attending Having a Say (HaS) conference.

Access Report Card

Easy Access Report Cards to help make Ballarat a more inclusive city. You can visit and fll in the cards at as many venues as you like (1 card per venue).

Palliative Care Easy Read Resources


These resources are an important step in promoting access to palliative care for Victorians with an intellectual disability and enhancing their overall health and wellbeing. They will enable providers to work in partnership with people with intellectual disabilities and their carers to deliver safe, high quality palliative care services that are inclusive, appropriate and accessible.

NDIS Tip Sheets

A collection of practical guides designed to help you navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) where applicable to your individual situation.

P.S. Project Report

The aim of the P.S. project was to check how people who used to live in Victorian Government institutions are going, and to see if there is anything that could be improved. 

A report was written for the Department (DFFH – Dept. Families, Fairness & Housing) which included all the data and information that people told us. You can find the final version of the P.S. report here.

List of advocacy organisations

This list provides information about the key Victorian groups providing advocacy, information, and complaints handling.


Templates and fact sheets developed to support people with a disability, families of people with a disability and disability service providers.

Our Annual Reports are a great way of finding out what we do at VALID. They include the big stories of the year as well as updates on our projects. You can also find our Annual Reports here.

VALID recently sent a submission to the Department of Social Services about the Government’s response to the Disability Royal Commission.  Read it here.

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