• Welcome to Pave the Way

    NDIS Participant Readiness and Future Planning - The Future Starts Now.

    Pave the Way is funded by the Department of Communities' (Disability Services) to deliver Participant Readiness activities. This aspect of Pave the Way's work will assist Queenslanders with disabilities, their families and carers in the North Coast, North Queensland and Far North Queensland regions to prepare for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in their area.  

    We will continue to assist families throughout Queensland to clarify their vision for their family member with a disability and to plan to implement that vision. We encourage planning which is vision driven, ‘whole of life’, developmental, outside service planning and which safeguards family members in the long-term.  

  • What's New

    Introducing Online Registration

    You can now register for Pave the Way workshops using our online registration forms. This will enable you to do this at your convenience rather than phoning during business hours. 

    To register for one of our presentations online, select the event from our upcoming events page and follow the link. 


The Importance of Quality Relationships

With the official start of the NDIS in Australia on July 1, 2016, an opportunity has opened up for people with disabilities and their families to rethink their future goals.  For those who are happy with where they were heading, things may continue on a similar course.  But for others; those who were unsure of their direction, looking to explore other possibilities or imagining something better, the NDIS may be the opportunity to rethink or tweak goals.  Along with informal supports, community supports, mainstream supports, the NDIS may then provide reasonable and necessary support to contribute towards making those goals a reality.  My hope is that many plans feature quality relationships as part of those goals! 

I was watching a TED talk recently about a Harvard study that has been going for over 75 years.  Back in 1938, a group of researchers began a study with a group of people that measured a whole range of things that track how that group travelled through life.  When the study reached 75 years, they looked back over the data with an eye to measuring how well people in that group travelled and what factors may have helped with that.  I don’t have the space here to go through all the data but the conclusion the researchers arrived at was that considering all the metrics, the single outstanding factor that contributed to people faring well in life were the quality of the relationships in their life.  Those who identified as having strong, quality relationships in their life measured strongly across a lot of the metrics of the study.  This contrasted sharply with those who didn’t have strong relationships in their life.  Quality relationships add so much to our life, including health and wellbeing benefits.  

Weipa: Free Information Session on the NDIS

Tuesday, 18 October, 2016 - 10:00 to 12:30

To raise community awareness about the NDIS and ensure people with disability, their families and carers are ready for the change and opportunities the scheme will bring, Mamre Pave the Way is holding information sessions in your community and sharing materials and resources about the NDIS. 

To download the flyer for this event, click here. 

The Emerging Revolution in Assistive Technology

A fundamental component of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is investment in innovation and research towards economically and socially viable outcomes.   This is a time when people with disabilities and their families can genuinely have a voice in shaping their future.  It is also a time when technology is developing exponentially.  Assistive Technology solutions for people with disabilities are already evolving in previously unimagined ways and with funding for innovation this will continue.

Mamre presents: 'An Intimate Insight Into The NDIS'

Kedron-Wavell Services Club "Kittyhawk Room"
Saturday, 24 September, 2016 - 09:30 to 16:30

The NDIS commences in the Brisbane region from July 2018, less than 2 years away, and as we know time tends to fly!  Mamre is committed to supporting families and people with disability to be well prepared and informed and therefore NDIS ready.  This forum offers families and people with disability the opportunity of hearing from a parent (Sally Coddington) from NSW whose daughter is a participant and who is in receipt of NDIS funding.  This forum will also cover how the law can assist in safeguarding your NDIS plan.  We strongly encourage families and people with disability to attend this event.

To download the flyer for this event, click here. 

To register for this event, click here.