WELCOME TO THE NABS AUTUMN E-NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the Autumn
edition of the NABS e-newsletter.
Here you will find updates on NABS news and events.
For more information, visit the NABS website at www.nabs.org.au.
We look forward to assisting you with your interpreting needs in 2014.
Team at NABS
NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME (NDIS)
NABS is a Support Provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
have a package that includes interpreting hours, please remember to tell us when you book an interpreter.
If you are attending a meeting with NDIS to assess your needs, you can ask for an interpreter
to be present.
You can find out more about the NDIS on the Federal Government website HERE.
Did you know you can ask NABS to book an interpreter OR
you can ask your medical practice to book an interpreter. It is your choice.
When you know
your appointment details please contact NABS as soon as possible - especially for Specialist appointments.
The more notice you give us, the better chance we have to book an interpreter.
can contact NABS by:
an Interpreter Form
SMS: 0427 671 261
for other ways you can contact NABS.
What do you do if you or your health care provider
cancels or changes your appointment?
Tell NABS immediately and NABS will make sure
you, the interpreter and the health care provider know about the cancellation or change.
Did you know:
Interpreters should not make mobile phone calls during appointments.
are booked for all of your appointment. If they tell you they have to leave early, let NABS know.
Interpreters should arrive early. If the interpreter arrives late or after the appointment
has finished, let NABS know.
If you have feedback about your interpreter
or your appointment, please let NABS know. You can complete the online
or fill out your feedback cards.
NEWS AND EVENTS
DEAF RUGBY UNION
The Australia Deaf Rugby Union Sevens first National Championship
was held on March 1 in Granville Park, Sydney.
HERE to read more.
SMOKE ALARM SUBSIDY SCHEME - QLD
you know that eligible members of the Deaf and hearing impaired community in Queensland now have
access to low cost deaf-friendly smoke alarms?
HERE for more information about the subsidy scheme, which is being funded by the Queensland Government.
NATIONAL DEAFNESS SECTOR SUMMIT
The 8th National Deafness Sector
Summit will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 3-4.
You can find
out more information HERE.