Monthly Archives: March 2013

Call for Abstracts – Direct Support Professionals

CDS, in conjunction with the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO), are excited to be hosting the 2013 Direct Support Professional Conference on the 22nd and 23rd July. Aimed at Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), the conference will include a dedicated … Continue reading

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Direct Support Professional Conference 2013

The Centre for Disability Studies, in conjunction with the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO), are excited to be hosting the 2013 Direct Support Professional Conference on the 22nd and 23rd July. Aimed at Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), the conference … Continue reading

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Work and Mental Health

Mental Health Today has cited a report that indicates that work is the biggest stressor in peoples lives. Work is the most stressful factor in people‚Äôs lives, more so that debt and financial problems or health concerns, according to a … Continue reading

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Learning Disability and Early Death

Learning Disability Today published a report that shows people with learning disabilities die 16 years sooner on average than the general population and more than a third of these deaths are down to people not getting the right healthcare, official … Continue reading

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Everything Counts in Business

I came across an excellent article on social media and marketing in the Straits Times whilst I was in Singapore. It’s the first article that actually made sense to me. It talked about signatures, business cards, what to have in … Continue reading

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Disability in Singapore – What have I Learn’t

Well It’s been an enlightening experience. The rights of individuals and many of the things that we take for granted aren’t a given in Singapore. Whilst we talk about equality of access, in Singapore we have a very hierarchical society … Continue reading

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Singapore and disability employment

What I’m finding different is the additional skill sets that staff here employ to support clients. Mental Health, counselling, sound referral processes supported by evidence, a focus on the client without KPI’s getting in the way and respect for culture.

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