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Supporting Aboriginal Peoples in Contact With the Justice System

This workshop aims to challenge and test past perceptions of Aboriginal Peoples and their culture and will encourage participants to develop a more respectful understanding of Aboriginal clients, work mates and society in general. This workshop addresses the cultural realities of Aboriginal Peoples with disabilities, who become or are generationally involved in the criminal justice system, in order to improve service delivery to Aboriginal clients and their families. To facilitate... [More]

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Recognising and Responding to Abuse and Neglect in Disability Services

This one day workshop is designed for service providers that work with people with disability, where abuse and neglect/domestic violence or sexual assault may be experienced. The workshop will help them to recognise and respond to abuse and neglect using relevant and current legislation. It will also provide strategies to address these issues using a five part accessible safety planning tool. Participants will be better equipped to identify, respond to and prevent sexual and other... [More]

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Challenging Behaviours in Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

‘Challenging behaviours’, such as verbal and physical aggression, self-injurious behaviour, property damage and unsafe behaviours in the vehicle or in the community, are frequently reported in children and adults with intellectual disabilities and the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. These behaviours put the person at risk of placement breakdowns – school suspension, difficulties at respite or day program – due to the risks of harm for themselves, their carers and other... [More]

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Advocacy and the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)

This one day workshop looks at the impacts that organising the NDIS will have on people with disability. It will explore tools and skills around how to advocate for people with disability, and how to provide skills to people with disability to self-advocate through the NDIS planning and implementation stages. Providing workshop participants with these skills and additional knowledge about the NDIS will ensure that the people with disability they support are better equipped to fully... [More]

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Person-Centred Approach in Disability: Mapping the Road

‘Person-centredness’ is a term that has become increasingly familiar within health and community care. ‘Person-Centredness’ is used to describe a standard of care that ensures the individual is at the centre of care or service delivery and decision-making. In this course we explore the reasons for and relevance of person-centredness within the Disability Sector. We will examine ‘person-centredness’ as a concept and explore its link to other related terms (such as empowerment and... [More]

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A Window on Autism

People with autism have the unique ways of seeing and experiencing the world, and process information in different ways. This leads to difficulties and impairments in communication, social interaction and repetitive behaviours. Moreover, the communication impairment often makes people with autism “trapped” in the world only they can see but rarely make meanings of it themselves. From the few who managed to communicate how it feels, there is a lot to see and understand. Seeing these... [More]

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The Interface of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Child Protection and Family Support Systems

This one day workshop is designed to give case workers the practical skills and resources to assist carers of children and young people with disability navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This includes understanding the interface of the NDIS and Child Protection and Family Support Systems, and supporting carers to become Nominees in order to get the most out of the NDIS individualised funding. In this course, case workers will have the opportunity to examine... [More]

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Preparing for the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme): Supporting Individuals Using Life Coaching Techniques

With the with the roll out of the NDIS, the person with disability will need to identify goals and aspirations for the life they want to live, that is particular to their individual situation. Many individuals may not have considered options outside of their current care support structure, and how changes to care and support may enhance their lives and the lives of their support network. Identifying future goals and aspirations for the life we would like to live can be a... [More]

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Navigating the Criminal Justice System

This course is for anyone supporting people with cognitive disability in contact or at risk of contact with the criminal justice system in NSW, where the over-representation of people with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system has been well recognized (Baldry et al., 2013). Individuals with cognitive disabilities are often not accurately identified early enough in the criminal justice system. Unidentified offenders with cognitive disabilities are at risk of continued... [More]

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