To build greater understanding of how autistic people can be better supported in the community, Amaze has launched a new campaign called Do One Thing For Autism. We’re asking people to take a 2 minute quiz to test their knowledge of autism and then pledge do one simple thing to make the world a little bit easier for autistic people everywhere.
This guide contains step-by-step instructions, an easy English fact sheet, and the forms to appoint a medical support person and supportive attorney. The information and forms in this edition have been updated to take into account the implementation of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 which came into effect on 12 March 2018.
This toolkit seeks to empower women with disabilities and organisations working on their behalf, to make use of available U.N. human rights mechanisms. Bringing the voices and experiences of women and girls with disabilities to the U.N. human rights system is essential to hold States accountable for their human rights obligations and to advance the … Continued
This series of 5 podcasts aims to make sense of the NDIS. Join Dr George and his invited guests to discuss a range of topics covering all things NDIS including how the Act works, planning, housing under the NDIS, appeals and implementation.
Some topics of conversation are off limits…right? Maybe not.. Clients of Jewish Care’s Disability Services were posed a range of questions they wouldn’t usually be asked. You’ll be surprised by their responses, and captivated by their humour, honesty, and personality.
This guide takes readers through the various ways in which supported decision-making can occur in Victoria, taking account of all the legal possibilities, while also providing best-practice advice. Families and carers will learn to provides supported decision-makingfor the person to make their own decisions.
Jeremy the Dud is a comedy set in a world where everyone has a disability, and those that don’t are treated with the same prejudice, stigma and condescending attitudes people with disabilities face in our own society.
The Office of the Disability Services Commissioner held a conference called Preventing and Responding to Abuse: Guidance for Victorian disability service providers’ on 12th September 2017. It was well attended by over 400 people. The resources from this conference and videos are available now on their website.
Supported decision-making, whereby people experiencing severe mental health problems are supported in relation to decision-making, is a cornerstone of recovery-oriented and rights-based approaches to mental health care. These two online resources are aimed at improving supported decision-making practices for people with experience of severe mental health problems, and to assist family members and other supporters’ participation in supported decision-making.
Why 19 stories? Because Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities refers to the right to live independently and participate in the community. Australia has ratified the Convention and under Article 19, it must ensure “the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and [must] take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community.”
This Easy English brochure has been created to assist with recognising violence and abuse and provides steps for reporting abuse and who to contact for advice and assistance.