Intellectual Disability Resources

Healthy Active Life – a series of video based resources (Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria, Monash University).

NDIS Safeguards and Risk Enablement – JFA Purple Orange asserts that the NDIS safeguarding and risk arrangements must be crafted so that they give NDIS participants the best chance of achieving control and choice (Personhood) and participation in community life and the economy (Citizenhood) (JFA Purple Orange, December 2018).

RediPlan – Plan for an emergency. Easy English. (Australian Red Cross).

Travel education for students with disabilities – A resource for specialist schools to create a program that gives students the knowledge, skills and confidence to travel independently to school on public transport (Victorian Government).

South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability (SACID) – SACID works towards achieving a South Australian community in which people with intellectual disability are involved and accepted as equal participating members.

Complex Needs Capable: A Practice Resource for Drug and Alcohol Services –  Responding to the needs of people with drug and alcohol issues and complex needs such as cognitive impairment and criminal justice system contact. By Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (NADA).

Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the Northern Territory 2018–2024 – This report details a whole-of-government strategy for addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the Northern Territory (Department of Health, Northern Territory, Dec 2018).

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Current issues in awareness, prevention and intervention – This paper reviews the research and current policy surrounding prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Sara McLean and Stewart McDougall, 2014.

Supporting children living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Practice principles – by Sara McLean, Stewart McDougall and Vicki Russell, 2014.

FASD Diagnosis: Australian Guide to the diagnosis of FASD – The Guide was produced to assist clinicians in the diagnosis, referral and management of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (PCEP) – A Process Tool and Framework for Enabling Disaster Preparedness with People with Chronic Health Conditions and Disability (2018 University of Sydney).

Diversionary pathways for Aboriginal youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder – This report, published by the Australian Institute of Criminology, discusses diversionary strategies for young Indigenous people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder who are involved in the legal system (Australian Institute of Criminology, Aug 2018).

Council for Intellectual Disability – Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) is a change-movement driven by people with intellectual disability; lots of easy read resources.

Supporting the financial capability of people living with intellectual disability – Video resources for people living with intellectual disability when wanting to improve their own money skills and make independent financial decisions. ADA Australia.

Developmental Delay: A guide for parents. Royal Children’s Melbourne Hospital

Dying to Talk video – shines the spotlight on the important topic often swept under the carpet of people dying, with the goal of finding better ways to communicate the concept of death and dying to people with intellectual disability.

Intellectual disability mental health core competency framework: A manual for mental health professionals – The manual and toolkit provides practical information, assessment tools and links to resources to assist in the development of the core competencies described in the framework.

Training materials for teachers of learners with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties – 16 modules on child development, supporting families, quality of life, communication and interaction,  assessment, monitoring and evaluation, augmentative and assistive strategies, positive behaviour support strategies, emotional well-being, and neuro-science.

Understanding Intellectual Disability and  Health  – A learning resource for professionals and students.

Optimising outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities in supported living arrangements 2015 – This report explores what factors ensure good outcomes for people with intellectual disability in supported living arrangements.

Access to health services by Australians with disability 2012

Disability and health inequality in Australia. Research Summary Aug 2012

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Current Issues in Awareness, Prevention and Intervention, Dec 2014

Supporting Children Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Practice Principles, Dec 2014

Services and Families Working Together to Support Adults with Intellectual Disability – La Trobe University 6th round table Nov 2011

How to hear me – A resource for counsellors and other professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities