REFERENCE GROUP

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THE SACID REFERENCE GROUP

The SACID Reference Group is a sub-committee of the SACID Board.

All members of the SACID Reference Group have intellectual disability.

The Reference Group members give advice and direction to the Board about what is important to them.

They also give feedback about new resources, project ideas and share their personal experiences.

The Reference Group have also been involved in:

  • Consultations with government departments,
  • Consultations about the NDIS home and living and supported decision making,
  • Provided feedback on the review of different legislations 
  • Written letters to government bodies such as South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) and Office of the Public Advocate (OPA)

 

The Reference Group members help to make sure that the work SACID does is relevant to people with intellectual disability and their families.

ANTHONY

What I like about the Reference Group…

I like coming to the Reference Group and listening to what other people have to say. I also like it when we have guest speakers and would like to see more.

 

In my spare time I like:

  • Spending time in my office and sorting out my things.
  • Gardening and growing foods.
  • Helping other people.

KAYLENE

What I like about the Reference Group…

The Reference Group makes me happy. I like to help read the agenda. I like it when we have guest speakers.

 

In my spare time I like:

  • Watching TV.
  • Helping Anthony in the office.
  • Gardening. 

DALE

What I like about the Reference Group…

I like meeting new people, having a say and coming up with ideas for the group.

 

In my spare time I like:

  • Watching footy.
  • Riding my bike.
  • Going out for walks.
  • Ten pin bowling.

JACK

What I like about the Reference Group…

The Reference Group is fun. I like to learn about things like the government.

 

In my spare time I like:

  • Going to the library.
  • Watching YouTube videos.

CHLOE

What I like about the Reference Group…

I like getting to see what is happening at the Reference Group.

 

In my spare time I like:

  • Painting.
  • Watching Netflix.
  • Diamond painting.
  • Playing on my phone.

RUBY

This year with the SACID Reference Group I liked meeting people with different disabilities, supporting each other, it’s really fun, I’ve been blessed to be a leader.

WARREN

What I like about the Reference Group…

I like helping people and getting information about NDIS.

 

In my spare time I like:

  • Ten pin bowling.
  • Meeting people.

JON

What I like about the Reference Group…

I like to meet friends. I also like to support people with a disability to live a happy life.

 

In my spare time I like:

  • Playing games.
  • Watching movies.
  • Spending time with my family.

KYM

What I like about the Reference Group…

I like the Reference Group because we all get together to talk about different topics.

I think the Reference Group is a good opportunity for people with intellectual disability to get to know each other and to get resources to learn from.

 

In my spare time I like:

  • Playing with remote control hobby cars.
  • Working on cars.

CHRIS

What I like about the Reference Group…

I like coming together and having a say, meeting friends and talking.

 

In my spare time I like:

  • Watching Doctor Who.
  • Going for walks.
  • Looking after my pets.

JAK

What I like about the Reference Group…

I like the people. They are friendly and are good at listening.

 

In my spare time I like:

  • Spending time with my family.
  • Making jewelry and building up my business, Jaks Gems