Resource – Self Advocacy and Safe Story Sharing: A Guide for Organisations

From DARU Update 15th April Positive Powerful Parents Self Advocacy Group and the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU). People with disability share their stories of abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination to create change for others.  Sharing stories can be hard; it is emotional work that can leave self advocates feeling upset long after they have […]

Continue reading


Supports and services available from Siblings Australia

Siblings Australia offers the following supports and services: An article published in the journal, Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, which was a commentary on another article about non-caregiving roles among siblings. There are a limited number of free copies to share. Please email Siblings Australia at kate@siblingsaustralia.org.au. Siblings Australia website, with its […]

Continue reading


Resource: ThinkUKnow – Online safety program helps Australians with cognitive disability stay safe

Resource: ThinkUKnow Australians living with cognitive disability will now have better access to online safety education, with the ThinkUKnow online safety program launching an accessible easy-read guide. This easy-read guide gives Australians with cognitive disability a greater understanding of how to navigate online challenges, such as online grooming and cyber bullying, by providing practical tools and […]

Continue reading


Resource – Trauma-informed Care and Practice Organisational Toolkit (TICPOT)

Posted by Disability Advocacy Resource Unit December 12, 2018 A FREE quality improvement audit and implementation resource for developing a trauma-informed organisational and practice culture. The TICP Organisational Toolkit (TICPOT) is a public resource, to be used by any organisation wishing to improve its organisational and service delivery culture and practices. Our TICP Toolkit is […]

Continue reading


Resource – ‘Continence Support Now’ Pocket Guide

Posted by Disability Advocacy Resource Unit December 17, 2018 An online continence pocket guide for the growing disability and aged care workforce is now available to help improve the care that thousands of Australians receive in their homes. Continence Support Now is a concise, mobile device-friendly website that personal care workers can easily access on […]

Continue reading


Communities of Practice and Communities of Interest good for people

JFA Purple Orange has released its paper on Communities of Practice (CoP) and Communities of Interest (CoI). The publication uses real life examples and stories to illustrate all areas of CoPs and CoIs, including how to create and maintain them, and the benefits they present for people living with disability. Download the Communities of Practice […]

Continue reading


Longitudinal study: Growing up in Australia: Chapters on adolescence

By Australian Institute of Family Studies. Chapter 7: Adolescent help-seeking This chapter describes the past help-seeking behaviours and future help-seeking intentions of adolescents, focusing on who adolescents go to for help. Chapter 6: Adolescents’ relationships with their peers The latest chapter examines the peer relationships of Australian Children around mid-adolescence and the influence of these friendships […]

Continue reading