Training guide

Thomas “Marksey” Marks – This Is My Story

Proud Indigenous man Thomas Marks tells his story of being Stolen Gen, incarceration and turning his life around through art. This is his story told in his own words for the Disability Royal Commission.

Guide for understanding employment supports

There are lots of different supports for people with disability who want to work. This guide can help you understand which supports you could use to help you pursue your work goals.  The Guide has been created to help participants, their families and carers think about what supports might best suit their individual needs in … Continued

Why is supported decision making important?

The decision could be about a financial, health, legal, lifestyle, work related or other matter and the support is important because it gives people with disability choice and control over their lives.

Experiences of acquired brain injury (ABI)

The effects of this complex and evolving disability, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), are profound and poorly understood by many in the community. This session was part of the Health Discussions Project. Hear from Lisa, Manda and Anat who talk about their experiences of living with ABI.

Victorian Disability Worker Commission Complaints Resources

Have you got concerns about a disability worker’s behaviour or quality of work? The Victorian Disability Worker Commission aims to protect the rights of people with disability and support the safety and quality of disability services available to them. Organisations are encouraged to repurposed the content from this information pack for sharing in newsletters and social media, or supplemented with your own messaging in any way to meet your organisational needs.

The Woman Who Changed Disability Laws: Barbara Lisicki On New Drama Adaptation

She inspired a heroic revolution. In the 90s, Barbara Lisicki and her then partner Alan Holdsworth together organised brave, co-ordinated protests that pushed the campaign for disabled rights into the spotlight. They chained themselves to buses and they blocked streets. Wheelchair users were lifted from their chairs by police and laid down in the roads to try to deter them. And now, a new BBC drama will tell the story. Barbara is in the studio to talk about the behind the scenes events that inspired the show.

We’ve Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents

In We’ve Got This, twenty-five parents who identify as Deaf, disabled or chronically ill discuss the highs and lows of their parenting journeys and reveal that the greatest obstacles lie in other people’s attitudes. The result is a moving, revelatory and empowering anthology.

communicate Disability Inclusion in Victorian schools

In the 2021-22 Victorian state budget, the government invested nearly $1.6 billion in Disability Inclusion, a package of reforms to provide extra support for children with disability in Victorian government schools. Disability Inclusion includes the introduction of the Disability Inclusion Profile, a written description of children’s strengths and needs at school, designed to help schools give children the support they need. The package is starting in limited areas in 2022 with further roll out planned.

Who’s who and what do they do? Recovering from disasters and emergencies

This user-friendly guide identifies key disaster recovery stakeholders and outlines their roles and responsibilities. There are also useful tools, links and resources to help organisations navigate their recovery journey by exploring collaborative opportunities and contributing to local processes.

COVID-19 kit for Support Coordinators

This kit was developed by the Growing Space and other support coordination providers to help NDIS participants, their families and carers manage risks associated with COVID-19. The free downloadable resource contains a range of useful checklists, contacts and templates.

TelePBS

The outbreak of COVID-19 increased the need for alternative service delivery design, as in person services are often limited by public health measures. TelePBS is the delivery of positive behaviour support via telepractice. Telepractice is the delivery of services at a distance. Services can be delivered by face to face videoconferencing, audio videoconferencing, chat box … Continued

Supporting effective communication

This e-learning module demonstrates – from the perspective of NDIS participants – what effective communication looks like, and how it supports choice and control. With effective communication, workers can support and enable people to express themselves, to be heard and be safe. The module is made up of three topics that provides information, scenarios, tips, and practical actions that can be taken to reduce risks associated with the communication support needs of people with disability.

Your AT Portal

The AT Portal introduces a new way for people with disability to get information about Assistive Technology (AT). It was co-designed with members of the disability community to provide a holistic, person focused, AT decision-making support model.

SBS asks: ‘What Does Australia Really Think About’ ….Disability? Old People? Obesity?

Closing date: October 30, 2021

In a ground-breaking new documentary series, SBS seeks to explore how stigma and prejudice impact the lives of millions of Australians, by getting to the heart of what people really think about disability, old people and obesity. Three-part series What Does Australia Really Think About… hosted by Kurt Fearnley, Noni Hazlehurst and Casey Donovan, premieres … Continued

A guide to Circles of support

This guide outlines what a Circle of Support is and ideas about how you might create a Circle of Support. It provides examples of how others have brought together family, friends and allies committed to assisting a person with a disability to achieve a good life in community and safeguard their interests into the future. This guide also includes a workbook where you can write down all your ideas, dreams, visions and thoughts in one place.