Training guide

Growing Up Disabled in Australia

A rich collection of writing from those negotiating disability in their lives – a group whose voices are not heard often enough Contributors include senator Jordon Steele-John, paralympian Isis Holt, Dion Beasley, Sam Drummond, Astrid Edwards, Sarah Firth, El Gibbs, Eliza Hull, Gayle Kennedy, Carly-Jay Metcalfe, Fiona Murphy, Jessica Walton and many more.

Practice Guidelines for Identifying and Treating Complex Trauma-Related Dissociation

Complex trauma-related dissociation underlies diverse presentations to health professionals and is often not detected. This means that many people do not receive appropriate responses and care. These Practice Guidelines for Identifying and Treating Complex Trauma-related Dissociation are for clinicians who work in a range of roles, come from different disciplines and have received diverse training but who want to enhance their ability to recognise and work with people experiencing complex trauma-related dissociation.

Regulated Restrictive Practices Guide

This guide explains what a restrictive practice is, assists in identifying each regulated restrictive practice and provides practice advice consistent with a positive behaviour support framework  and contemporary evidence informed practice, with the intention to reduce and eliminate the use of restrictive practices. 

Allied health Capability Framework: Disability and complex support needs

Allied health professionals play an important role in delivering the NDIS. The framework develops the skills and knowledge of allied health professionals to better provide high-quality, person-centred support that promotes choice and control for people with disability and complex support needs.

Resources to help GPs support patients to access the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to help people living with a significant and permanent disability live their best life. GPs play a very important role in helping patients to determine potential eligibility by gathering the crucial information that provides the evidence base required to access supports through the Scheme. This co-designed suite of resources guides GPs in supporting their patients through the NDIS, or more easily identify if patients could be eligible to benefit from the Scheme.

Bushfire safety and preparedness for people with disability

There are two online training modules that have been designed to assist  disability workers operating in,  or working with people with disability, in high risk bushfire areas.

The modules include:
1. Bushfire safety for workers – For any person who works in, or travels through, high risk areas over summer to learn about the risks, what preparedness means and how to stay safe on the roads and survive.
2. Bushfire planning: How to support your clients – For any person working with clients or patients in their homes, supporting them to live independently. You will learn about different types of risk environments, your responsibility in helping your clients as well as questions to get the bushfire safety conversation going and tips on how to build the Bushfire Survival Plan to leave early.

Children with disability and the NDIS

This broad suite of NDIS related content has been designed to support parents and carers of children with disability to navigate the NDIS. It has been developed in collaboration with subject matter experts.

Starting a Circle of Support with Justine Hall

In this video, guest speaker Justine Hall explains why she assisted her son Brodie to create a Circle of Support. She discusses, circle membership and invitation, the benefits of the Circle and overcoming her own fears and resistances.

Resources to support incident reporting, management and prevention

These resources are designed to support NDIS providers to meet their obligations under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 and to develop effective incident management systems. They provide information on the benefits of effective incident management, reportable incident obligations and timeframes, and incident management system requirements.

Understanding behaviour support arrangements

This webinar was held on 27 August 2020 as part of the ‘Embracing Change’ series and is now available on demand. It was designed to guide you through practical examples that will assist in understanding behaviour supports under the NDIS, including behaviour support requirements and practical tools.

What does my administrator do?

This Easy Read booklet is aimed at people who have had an administrator appointed by VCAT,  The four-page A4 booklet explains how and why an administrator is appointed and emphasises that, where possible, the administrator should support a person to make their own decision.

Self Manager Hub

The Self Manager Hub has more than 400 resources to give you ideas and help you self manage an NDIS plan. It’s for anyone who is self managing NDIS funding or interested in self managing at some stage.

Tips for Being Deaf-Aware

As well as the essential tips for being Deaf-aware, learn all about the spectrum of deafness, deaf communication styles, and how to chat to a Deaf person if you are hearing.