Resource Library

Stay off your phone! A guide for disability support workers.

It’s time you heard directly about good support from people who have lived experience of disability. This peer-led resource captures insights intended to be shared, not only with support workers, support co-coordinators and App based platforms, but also with individuals when communicating with the workers they employ. Quality support means increased contributions from people with … Continued

Briefing: “By Us, For Us” – A Disability Messaging Guide

18Apr

Date and time: Thu 18th Apr, 2024, 10am - 12noon

Venue: Online

Join Australian Progress for the launch of a groundbreaking research project, and learn how to craft messages that build widespread support for transformative disability policy change. With a federal budget fast approaching, the coming months present a unique opportunity to shift narratives from deficit to strengths-based frames and build the messaging capability of key disability … Continued

Meet the NDIS Provider and Worker Registration Taskforce

On this episode of Reasonable & Necessary, Dr George meets with the NDIS Provider and Worker Registration Taskforce to understand the role of the taskforce and learn if changes to registration requirements will impact on our rights to choice and control in the NDIS.

Working with Families in ECI workshops

17Apr

Date and time: Wed 17th Apr, 2024 - Wed 19th Jun, 2024, 9.30am, 9.30am, 9.30am

Venue: Online

Families are central in the lives of their children and are the most important influence on their child’s learning and development. Based on the success of these workshops in 2023, we’re proud to deliver our ‘Working with Families in ECI’ professional learning suite to support professionals to work effectively and collaboratively with families of children … Continued

Healthy Discussions project

Healthy Discussions: Supporting people with disability to make and communicate health decisions aims to improve the way that health practitioners communicate with people with disability and to improve their understanding of disability The voice of people with lived experience of disability is at the heart of the Healthy Discussions project. Everyone has the right to … Continued

Speak My Language sparking conversations

The Speak My Language (Disability) program continues to share important conversations about living well with disability. Through our partnership with 3ZZZ, 3CR, and Cherry Radio, there have been more than 260 broadcasts of Arabic, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese podcasts since November last year.

New book  ‘Disability Practice: Safeguarding Quality Service Delivery’

This book is a key resource for students, managers  and practitioners working in disability. It has 13 chapters. Each chapter is a different topic.  It is written in approachable language, but grounded in research.  The book fills a gap in the literature on quality and practice in disability services. This Australian book is free online.

The Transport Standards are changing

Access to public transport is critical for people to work or study, visit family and friends, and access critical services such as healthcare. This is why the Australian Government has decided to reform the Transport Standards. The reforms aim to improve public transport accessibility and remove discrimination against people with disability. The reforms were developed … Continued

Professional Development Opportunity: Enhancing Gender and Disability Inclusive Practice

23Apr

Date and time: Tue 23rd Apr, 2024 - Tue 7th May, 2024, 12.30pm-3.30pm, 12.30pm-3.30pm, 12.30pm-3.30pm

Venue: Online

The Gender and Disability Workforce Development Team at Women with Disabilities Victoria is excited to offer our updated professional development program on the Prevention of Violence Against Women with Disabilities (PVAWD) in April and May 2024. Details  Session 1: Tuesday 23 April, 12:30pm–3:30pm Session 2: Tuesday 30 April, 12:30pm–3:30pm Session 3: Tuesday 7 May, 12:30pm–3:30pm … Continued

Considerations for use of Supported Residential Services

Homes Victoria has created the ‘Considerations for use of Supported Residential Services’ (SRS) guidance document, which can be used by services that interact with SRS to better consider when, and when not to refer people into SRS.