Monthly Archives: November 2012

Politician – The new definition for a child having a tantrum.

Watching parliament this week, I can’t help but wonder how these supposed lawyers, accountants and supposedly qualified people ever got their qualifications. Everything they say is couched in terms that give them and out. Everything they say is is based … Continue reading

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UK Work Programme failing people with disabilities, says charity

The UK Government’s Work Programme is not effective for people with disabilities, with only 1,000 people finding work for more than 6 months through it, disability charity Scope has claimed. Figures published by the Department of Work and Pensions on … Continue reading

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NDIS Legislation

The federal government has put into the public domain the NDIS legislation. All very interesting reading, but worthless paper unless we have a genuine commitment to carry the program forward beyond the trials. I don’t see that yet in any … Continue reading

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Person Centred Approaches

I’ve made a new post in the person centred employment group. It’s a transcript of Carl Rogers being asked to define Person Centredness at a workshop in 1975. I came across the transcript in a 2009 journal. I like this … Continue reading

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Disability Resources

Picked up some great material in New Zealand. Produced by the IHC, they have a wealth of free resources covering a broad range of disability topics. Loved their free library service (only if your in NZ).

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DES Framework

The ASID conference In Wellington is now finished. Saw some good stuff, some questionable, but overall a great conference. My presentation went well to a packed room, with lots of questions and interest about the practice framework model that I … Continue reading

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ASID conference

Currently in NZ at the conference. Some interesting stuff. Everyone talks about employment but only two DES topics out of 120. Hoping my new framework talk goes well today

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Diploma’s in Person Centred Practice and Disability – PBS, Vocational Outcomes, social skills and sexuality

The Centre for Disability Studies now have their courses ready to go. They kick off in February 2013 are will set a new standard in disability related studies at diploma level.

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Best Practice and Evidence Based Practice. What does it really mean?

The term “best practice” is a regular feature of most organisation descriptions of what they do. But what does it really mean? What is best practice? Who determines what best practice is? Osburn, Caruso & Wolfensberger (2011) examined these terms … Continue reading

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