NDIS Thin Markets Project

The Department of Social Services (DSS) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have commissioned the NDIS Thin Markets Project to develop strategies to address supply gaps in ‘thin markets’ in the NDIS. The project will examine options for different cases. Noting that there is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all approach to addressing thin markets and […]

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Consultation – Statewide Consumer and Community Engagement Strategic Framework (SA)

An exciting new project is being undertaken by the South Australian Department for Health and Wellbeing, in collaboration with the Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia (HCASA), to develop a Statewide Consumer and Community Engagement Strategic Framework. The new Framework for the health system will build on the current SA Health Framework for Active Partnership […]

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Recent professional development – ‘Developmental Assessments for Developmental Educators’

The DEAI recently (11 April) offered training in Developmental Assessments for Developmental Educators and other Allied Health Professionals. The session was presented by Melinda Cooper, Consultant OT with Pearson Clinical and was very well attended by 34 participants, some video live streaming in from Country SA, NSW, Qld and Victoria. A REAL assessment (Roll Evaluation of […]

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Two Way Street Workshop ‘When the words aren’t there yet’ (ADL)

When the words aren’t there yet. This workshop by Two Way Street is a workshop for anyone who would like to know more about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), the various AAC apps, devices and communication books available and gain a deeper understanding of how AAC can enable you to have meaningful conversations. Presenter Janelle Sampson […]

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Resource – Keeping Kids Central eLearning course 

Resource –Keeping Kids Central eLearning course This online course, produced by the Institute of Child Protection Studies at the Australian Catholic University, looks at child-centred approaches in work with children and young people, particularly those that have experienced family violence. Keeping Kids Central is a free online course designed to help practitioners understand and apply […]

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