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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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 […]

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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 […]

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