Discussion paper: Supported school transport for children with disability

A discussion paper has been prepared seeking feedback on how supported school transport could work under the NDIS or whether current arrangements should be retained. The discussion paper is available at https://engage.dss.gov.au/supported-school-transport-and-transition-to-the-national-disability-insurance-scheme/supported-school-transport-and-transition-to-the-national-disability-insurance-scheme-discussion-paper/ There will be face-to-face consultations in every State including South Australia (TBA). Currently supported school transport remains the responsibility of State and Territory […]

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Resource: Guide for Promoting Good Lives through Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

The Guide for Promoting Good Lives through Healthy Eating and Physical Activity is 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 by ensuring access to healthy and safe food and physical activity. Dept of Human Services, […]

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NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission information sessions

The NDIS Commission Website is now available at www.ndiscommission.gov.au where you will also find additional resources. We will build on this information over time. The NDIS Commission along with SA Government will be running a series of Behaviour Support Information sessions for both specialist behaviour support practitioners and implementing providers 18 and 19 June 2018. […]

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DEAI professional development session: Mental Health First Aid: Its relevance to disability professionals, and people with a disability and their families.

Mental Health First Aid: Its relevance to disability professionals, and people with a disability and their families, by Carmen Franke (MHFA Instructor, and Jasper Cleland, Disability Advocate. If you were not able to attend this DEAI PD session on 30th May, and you are a DEAI member, you can now view the PowerPoint and the […]

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College of Nursing and Health Sciences Annual Prizes & Awards Ceremony

The DEAI recently attended the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Annual Prizes & Awards Ceremony on 23rd May, an annual event celebrating the achievements by students in the College. The DEAI wishes to acknowledge and congratulate the following students how were recognised for their academic achievements:   Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education, Academic Excellence […]

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Mental Health First Aid – free online course for first year BDDE students

Now Free for First Year Health & Allied Health Tertiary Students – by Mental Health First Aid Australia. From August 21, 2017 this eLearning course is free for selected first year health and allied health tertiary students. More information and a list of eligible 1st-year courses can be found here. Funding has been received from the Australian Government […]

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Important news for DE’s: NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators – Key elements of the Quality and Safeguarding Framework,

Disability Services Consulting has published the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018. They outline the registration requirements for providers under the NDIS. They also cover the new NDIS Practice Standards and the Quality Indicators that must be met in order to provide services. This includes Practice Standards for the delivery of Positive Behaviour […]

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