Flinders University Honours Project – “Examining Time and Resource Allocation of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Processes: The Perspective of PBS Practitioners”

An Honours project which is being conducted at Flinders University aims to examine the experiences of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Practitioners in providing support to individuals using PBS funded hours under the NDIS. Specifically, time and resource issues will be looked at in addition to current practices, recommendations for best practice and compliance issues within […]

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Flinders University Honours Project – Research Project: Supporting Emotional Regulation in school aged children with autism: The role of Allied Health Professionals.

An Honours project which is being conducted at Flinders University aims to explore the experiences of Allied Health Professionals in supporting Emotional Regulation in school aged children with autism. Information from Flinders University: We are seeking participation from Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Developmental Educators or Psychologists who have provided therapy or support to school aged […]

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The 17th International (Virtual) Conference on Positive Behavior Support by APBS

The 17th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support was intended to be held in Miami in March 2020, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. APBS (Association for Positive Behavior Support) have since made the conference available online; many presenters who had planned to join the Conference in Miami have  recorded their presentations.  Those […]

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Association for Positive Behaviour Support Australia website now live

The Association for Positive Behaviour Support Australia (APBSA) aims to improve the access to and scope of PBIS (Positive Behaviour Interventions and Support) implementation across Australia. This is being achieved through a cooperative approach that promotes innovation, the sharing of information and resources across and between university and school sectors. APBSA connects nationally and internationally […]

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Restrictive Practices Issues Paper – Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission) has released their latest Issues Paper which looks at the use and impact of restrictive practices on people with disability. The Royal Commission want to know about the effects of restrictive practice on people with disability and are interested […]

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Information Resource: The Spectrum website

The Spectrum website is a free resource. It shares common questions and answers about autism, information about the autism diagnosis, discusses how to get a diagnosis, strategies & interventions, and supports & services. The website can be accessed in a number of languages and uses both person-first language (“person with autism”) and identity-first language (“autistic person”) […]

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Supported Independent Living Report

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme released their most recent Report into Supported Independent Living on 13/05/2020. The Committee makes 45 recommendations. These recommendations are categorised under the headings ‘The approval process for access to SIL’, ‘Living arrangements for SIL participants’, ‘Vacancy management’, ‘Funding for SIL’ and ‘Other issues’. Overall, the […]

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New Podcast by Purple Orange

Purple Orange have released a new podcast: COVID-19 – It feels odd to say this is the upside of this terrible, horrific thing that’s happening. Carey from Purple Orange speaks to people with disability throughout the podcast to hear about what their experiences of the Coronavirus pandemic have been. Carey explores how some people with disability […]

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