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Thursday, 14 April 2016 14:22

The Common Ground Experience

Common Ground has been in existence since 1997. International Presenters Mark Vincent and Scott Ryder say, "Each day we learn new and better ways of supporting people.  It is a journey, we have not 'arrived'”.

Interesting (sometimes rather long and dense) read reinforcing the importance of supporting people with disability and family members to make choices and exert greater control within more connected and sustainable community links.

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 13:09

Service Provider Accessibility Guide

A comprehensive guide on requirements, resources and how-to advice on ways to develop, prepare and deliver accessible content about organisations and services to people with communication barriers via computing and online devices. Strong focus on access for blind and visually impaired people.

Comprehensive desk-research study and stakeholder engagement of the Indigenous people with disability in remote communities of Australia's far north-west and the prevalence, types and dispersal of disabling conditions across the communities surveyed.

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 13:20

Healthy Active Life

A series of short videos (up to 5 minutes per topic) directed primarily at people with an intellectual or cognitive disability.

A research project report of efforts to apply inclusive community development principles to working with the framework of NDIS reforms to work with Indigenous people in East Arnhem Land.

A practical guide with tools, checklists, worksheets and advice for people with disability considering engaging their own support workers.

An issues and policy paper from the national peak body on developing responsive disability support services across rural and remote Australia.

Although written in the run up to the launch of the NDIS in 2013 the study report still highlights the challenges of developing inclusive disability support services in rural settings.

It may not have immediate or direct relevance to sector reform within the ACT but as the NDIS rolls out into rural areas of neighbouring NSW some Territory providers may be interested in what the study has to say about developing support in 'thin markets'.

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 13:32

Participants or just policed?

An issues and policy paper from the NSW peak body for people with intellectual disability focussing on the relationship between NDIS and people with experience of the criminal justice system.

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 13:34

Therapy Choices

A web site designed to help people with a disability better understand the roles of the many allied health professionals/therapists who are available to provide supports under the NDIS.