The Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCN) is the peak representative organisation of, and for, people with physical disability across New South Wales. PDCN assists people with a physical disability to live ordinary lives as contributing members of the community by providing opportunities for individuals to gain the information, knowledge and skills necessary to manage their own lives.
PDCN has achieved great results since 1995 by seeking to uphold the rights and interests of people with all types of disabilities through addressing systemic discrimination and encouraging full inclusion.
PDCN currently has several major projects including:
- NDIS Ready workshops that run across NSW to empower individuals living with disability and their carers in preparation for the NDIS.
- Support Planning, which typically follows these workshops, providing an opportunity for people with disability (together with their families, carers and supporters) to think about how they want to live their life, by identifying their goals and aspirations in readiness for their transition to the NDIS.
- DSO Peer Groups give people with disability a chance to build peer networks, build individual capacity and start thinking about how they could participate in a full and meaningful life. This is facilitated through a collaborative approach to engaging with and educating the broader local community to enhance inclusion.