DARU Publications

NDIS journey - Shows the four stages of the NDII journey, Applying for the NDIS, Planning, Plan Implementation and Plan Review.

Disability Advocacy and the NDIS Course Promo

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was welcomed in 2013. But it’s become complicated. The onus falls on people with disability to put their support needs into NDIS language, but much is lost in translation. So who can assist when misunderstandings arise and who can step in when things go wrong? In this short course you will learn about how the role of Disability Advocacy intersects with a Participants NDIS journey, and how this role differs from those of Local Area Coordinators and Support Coordinators.

Restrictive practices – tips for disability advocacy course promo

In March 2021 the NDIA released the Regulated Restrictive Practices Guide which identifies each regulated restrictive practice and provides practice advice consistent with a positive behaviour support framework and contemporary evidence informed practice. This short course summarises content presented at an Advocacy Sector Conversations Forum presented by volunteer advocate,Julie Phillips. Topics include the guidelines unpacked, … Continued

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Clearing a path to full inclusion of people with disability in emergency management policy and practice in Australia

This issues paper was prepared in response to the lived experience and literature presented at the Disability and Disaster Resilience forum hosted by DARU on 27 August 2020 which built a picture of the roadblocks to safety and wellbeing for Australians with disability in emergency management. What’s missing are methods, tools and programmatic guidance on how to include people with disability and their support needs in emergency management practice and policy formulation. This presents significant risk to the safety and wellbeing of people with disability before, during and after emergencies. This paper distills six key issues that present barriers to the full inclusion of people with disability in emergency management and 5 practical actions that institutions with responsibility for emergency management and other stakeholders can undertake.

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Disability Meets Disaster: Case studies

Disasters amplify the existing fault lines already experienced by people with disability to live an ordinary life. The best way to truly understand the impact of disasters on people with disability is to hear their stories first hand.  Let’s hear what Mark, Tim and James experienced in the midst of 2020’s disasters.

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Best practice in disability advocacy – Course promo

This course is a foundation in how to provide best practice individual advocacy. You will learn how a person with disability works through advocacy issues with the assistance of advocates from a fictional disability advocacy organisation – All Areas Advocacy. Working through a series of real life scenarios you will get practical experience in applying the principles and skills of disability advocacy.

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Conference Resources for SDAC19

The Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference was held at NAB The Hall on Monday 2 September 2019. The theme was Advocacy Under Pressure which focussed in on national systems effecting the work of advocacy right across Australia. Session videos, voxpop interviews and photo galleries are now available.