Health

Just Checking website by Family Planning NSW – Easy Read materials for its Just Checking website on preventative health issues. At the website you will find lots of resources made by and for people with intellectual disability. There are also resources for support workers, parents and carers.

My Health Matters – a folder in Easy English to improve communication between people with an intellectual disability and healthcare workers. You can order your My Health Matters folder online.

Continence Support Now – The pocket guide for in-home disability and aged care workers providing bladder and bowel support

Legal Health Check-Up Resource – The Legal Services Commission (SA) has developed a legal education resource designed to assist the public prioritise potential legal concerns.

Scope (Victoria) has a collection of free resources available for you to download.

NDIS and Health Working Together – Summer Foundation has released a new guide to assist health and NDIS staff to working with people with disabilities- from hospital admission to discharge.

Guide for Promoting Good Lives through Healthy Eating and Physical Activity – applicable to both adults and children with disability. The Guide directs service providers to have policies, procedures and mechanisms in place to ensure a good life for people with disability, May 2018, Dept of Human Services, SA.

A Guide to Breast Health – SA Health. A pictorial resource booklet that has been adapted from BreastScreen WA, to assist women with low literacy, sight impairment, intellectual disability and their families and carers to be aware of the importance of breast health and regular breast screening.

Health Guide for Families – Down Syndrome Australia and Dementia Australia worked together with Dr Jennifer Torr of Monash University to produce this resource for families:

Health videos using Auslan: Health information in Auslan is available from the Victorian Government. Topics include raising children, diabetes information and dispute resolution.

Wellbeing record is a resource that can be used to record the wellbeing of a person with intellectual disability and any changes that occur.  It is designed to be used to help health professionals understand what wellbeing looks like for the person, and understand any changes. University of NSW Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry resource https://3dn.unsw.edu.au/wellbeing-record

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability – Easy read health fact sheets. NSW Council for Intellectual Disability has a series of easy read health fact sheets available for free download. Topics include: Me and My Doctor, Mental Health Checklist, Me and My Medication, Some Signs of Sickness and Going to Hospital for Surgery.

A guide to Breast Health (PDF 994KB) (opens in a new window) is a pictorial resource booklet that has been adapted from BreastScreen WA. It assists those women with low literacy, sight impairment, intellectual disability and their families and carers to be aware of the importance of breast health and regular breast screening.

Admission 2 Discharge: Information for people with disability, parents, disability workers and medical staff.

A2D Together Folder is to help hospital staff provide patient-centred care when a person with a cognitive disability is admitted to hospital. The information aims to improve their hospital journey from admission to discharge.

Going to Hospital: Easy English Fact Sheet.