Practice Tools Resources

The Personal Preference Indicators: A guide for planning – The purpose of this index is to assist you in planning with and for a person with a developmental disability. The Personal Preference Indicators are not checklists, but are a guide to accessing information about the person’s preference (Moss, Jan. 1997, 2006. The Personal Preference Indicator. Center for Interdisciplinary Learning and Leadership/UCE, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center).

The Employment Support Indicators: A guide for planning – The Employment Support Indicators are designed to assist professionals, individuals with disabilities, students and their families, and potential employers in determining a range of basic supports which may be necessary in order to become or remain employed (Moss, Jan. 1997, 2008. “Employment Support Indicators.” Center for Learning and Leadership/ UCEDD, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

The Child Preference Indicators: A guide for planning – The Child Preference Indicators guide is not a checklist. It is a tool to guide professionals and families in accessing information held by the family that is critical to developing an individualized plan for the child. A plan that uses what the family knows about their child’s preferences is a personalized connection to the child and constructively involves the family (Moss, Jan. 1997, 2006. “Child Preference Indicators.” Center for Learning and Leadership/ UCEDD, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center).

Disability Services Consulting – NDIS Resource Hub.

Language Guide –  Choice of language has an impact on the way people with disability feel and are perceived in society. It is important that you are aware of the meaning behind the words you use when talking to, referring to or working with people with disability (People with disability Australia).

Social Model Of Disability – According to the social model of disability, ‘disability’ is socially constructed (People with disability Australia).

Emerging Minds – Practice Papers.

Navigating Waters: Talking About Parenting – Quick Guide to Talking About Parenting by Parenting Research Centre (Aug 2018).

Apologies: A practical guide – The aim of this guide is to assist people and organisations within the jurisdiction of the NSW Ombudsman to respond appropriately and effectively to situations where actions or inaction for which they are responsible have caused harm (NSW Ombudsman March 2009).

10 steps to excellent NDIS therapy reports: VALID’s guide to NDIS therapist reports for allied health professionals – This 20-page good practice guide will help allied health professionals develop excellent reports that will get the best outcomes. NDIS participants, families, Local Area Coordinators, and Support Coordinators will also find this guide valuable when they are commissioning therapy reports. By VALID.

No more waiting: A Guide for Organisations to Plan with Aboriginal People with Disability – This planning guide is intended to provide organisations with information to assist them to be ready to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability and their families in planning for social care. Dew, A., McEntyre, E., Vaughan, P., Cooney, E., Dillon Savage, I., & Dowse, L., UNSW (2018). ”No More Waiting: A Guide for Organisations to Plan with Aboriginal People with Disability”. UNSW: Sydney.

Culturally Proficient Service Delivery – Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disability (and related) services (Centre for Applied Disability Research).

Program planning and evaluation guide – The aim of this guide is to help community sector organisations plan, deliver and evaluate evidence-informed programs. Its practical advice and resources are divided into five steps (Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2018).

Complex Support Needs Planning – Living the life I want: A guide to help with planning has been developed with and for people with cognitive impairment and complex support needs to assist them to engage in making plans.

Complex Support Needs Planning – Being a planner with a person with disability and complex support needs: Planning Resource Kit is intended to provide guidance for engaging a person with complex support needs in planning, created for workers in planning or related roles.

NDS, State of the Sector Report 2017 – The State of the Disability Sector Report for 2017 was released in Sydney today as part of NDS’s CEO Meeting. The report paints a picture of a sector under pressure.

Companion Card SA – The Companion Card is issued to people who have a significant, lifelong disability and will always need a companion to enable them to attend and participate in community based activities.

Companion Card NT  – The Companion Card is issued to people who have a significant, lifelong disability and will always need a companion to enable them to attend and participate in community based activities.

Compani0n Card Tasmania – The Companion Card is issued to people who have a significant, lifelong disability and will always need a companion to enable them to attend and participate in community based activities.

Pearson Clinical Australia – Assessments. Developmental Educators are qualified to undertake Level B assessments.

Motivational Interviewing: A Practice Guide for Practitioners who Support People with Disabilities 

Dignity in Care Principles – developed by Dept of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) – 10 principles that focus on changing the culture of care services by reinforcing the importance of treating people with dignity and respect.

Safe Work Instructions (SWI), developed by Dept of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) – to assist with performing a range of care activities safely and competently.

Safe Work Instructions (SWIs) online for all employers to provide information and instructions regarding safe work practices under the Safe Work Australia Hazard Manual Tasks Code of Practice and Section 39 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012.

Don’tDISmyABILITY – A language guide about etiquette and common courtesies for talking to, working with or socialising with a person who happens to have a disability.