COVID-19 Helpline for people with disability and their supports

The Disability Information Helpline provides information and referrals for people with disability who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Who can access the Helpline? people with disability family members of people with disability carers support workers services When is the Helpline available? Monday to Friday: 8am – 8pm (AEST) Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 7pm […]

Continue reading


New powers of SACAT to give advice or direction during COVID-19

The South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) has introduced new laws affecting the lawful detention of ‘protected persons’ in the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act. Protected persons may not be able to understand Government directives about COVID-19. In response to COVID-19, the changes expand the powers of Guardians, the person in charge of prescribed premises […]

Continue reading


Trauma Informed Support Films by NDS Zero Tolerance

The NDS Zero Tolerance initiative have released their Trauma Informed Support Films. You can access these here and the vimeo links are included below: Film 1 – Understanding Trauma: https://vimeo.com/395869419 Film 2 – What is Trauma Informed Support?: https://vimeo.com/395870408 Film 3 –A Trauma Informed Approach to Positive Behaviour Support:https://vimeo.com/395866704 Film 4 – How Can Organisations Embed a Trauma […]

Continue reading


Emergency Planning & Response Issues Paper

Disability Royal Commission  The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is seeking information about the experiences of people with disability during recent emergencies in Australia. ‘The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic our country is facing comes just months after the summer bushfire crisis. Both of these events have had a profound effect […]

Continue reading


Resource: Learning at home during a time of crisis: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education (ACIE) has developed a new resource ‘Learning at home during a time of crisis: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)’. This resource has been developed to help parents support their children while schools are pupil free or closed in these uncertain times.  This resource is to assist children and young people with disability and families to […]

Continue reading


Q&A webinar with Scott McNaughton from the National Disability Insurance Agency

Q&A webinar with Scott McNaughton from the National Disability Insurance Agency The forum covered a lot of issues, including PPE and support for self-managing participants. Two notable coming changes are more flexibility to use NDIS funding for devices for people who don’t already have one, and need one to access therapy and supports, and a […]

Continue reading