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Joe has had a lifelong dream to go to America. His younger sister Carolyn can’t quite pin point the origins of his ‘obsession’ but recalls his early and enduring love of Elvis, Johnny Cash and all things Disney.

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When we started dating, I thought he was the perfect gentleman. He would open doors for me, take me on picnics and buy me flowers. It wasn’t until six months into the relationship when his controlling and manipulative tendencies surfaced. I’m fortunate I got out before things became too serious.

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Help is available to support you through your NDIS journey. From understanding how the scheme could work for you and what information or evidence you might need to provide, to preparing for your planning meeting, or questioning decisions about eligibility or what’s included in your plan, Centacare can help you.

In each edition of NDIS News we help answer your questions about how the NDIS will affect you and the types of help available. If you have other questions about the NDIS, please phone 1300 236 822 or contact your Service Delivery Manager.

Here’s some of the questions we often hear…

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Jim, the eldest of four children grew up in Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast.

Tragically, in his early 30s, a car accident left Jim in a coma for three months. Despite six months of intensive care, he suffered a stroke and the loss of one arm and one leg. Today, at the age of 65, Jim uses a walker or a wheelchair to get around and often has trouble remembering things.

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Joe has had a lifelong dream to go to America. His younger sister Carolyn can’t quite pinpoint the origins of his ‘obsession’ but recalls his early and enduring love of Elvis, Johnny Cash and all things Disney.

“Mum and Dad listened to a lot of Elvis and Johnny Cash records when Joe was young so I guess it all stems from there,” said Carolyn.

This year Joe will celebrate his 64th birthday with the holiday of his dreams – 12 days in America. Disneyland, Hollywood and an Elvis tribute show in Las Vegas are all on the agenda.

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If you have a disability and currently receive services under the Queensland Community Care (QCC) program, it’s important to note that your service agreement and funding under this program will end on 30 June 2019.

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