The 2020 forums have been tailored to provide you and your agency with practical advice, guidance and resources to support you in preparing effectively for an emergency. Forums will be held across all DHHS Divisions from 6 -21 October. Check the more info link for details and to register. The forums will cover: Planning for emergencies … Continued
The Victorian Disability Worker Commission forms part of the Victorian Government’s “zero tolerance” approach to abuse of people with disability. It opened for business, launched on 1 July 2020. The role of the Commission is to ensure that people with disability receive greater safety and quality services, workers have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications … Continued
Despite the increasing promotion of positive behaviour support (PBS) in intellectual disability services and the NDIS, few studies have considered PBS policy. Brent Hayward, in conjunction with the Association for Positive Behaviour Support Australia (APBSA), examines PBS policies from non-government organisations to uncover policy beliefs about PBS. Thirteen core beliefs were identified, however some of which … Continued
The Disability Transport Standard is up for review soon which makes it timely to investigate the topic of ‘People and Transport’. Speakers include: Lee Steel, Assistant Secretary, Australian Department of Infrastructure, will bring us up to date with the review of the Disability Transport Standards and how people can get involved in the consultation process. … Continued
The new Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 came into effect on 1 March 2020. The new Act includes a presumption that a person has the capacity to make decisions unless evidence is provided otherwise and recognises that a person also has decision-making capacity if they can make decisions with support. This is an important shift … Continued
The Zoom webinar will include a discussion with 3 inspiring women with disability living in rural areas during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The discussion will cover some of the challenges facing women with disability living in rural Australia and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Captions and Auslan available.
Applications for the DSP are too often rejected due to the lack of sufficient medical evidence. DSP Help has a medical evidence bot that helps you to get the best supportive documentation from your medical specialist which gives you the best chance of having your application approved. Dermott Williams is a Community Lawyer at Social … Continued
Your Story Disability Legal Support is a free national service funded to give information and legal advice to people about safely sharing their story with the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. National Legal Aid and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal services are funded by The … Continued