Category Archives: developmental disability

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Dying to Talk.

Professor Roger Stancliffe from the University’s Centre for Disability Research and Policy is leading a new research program, the Dying to Talk project which aims to develop a research-based toolkit to support staff and caregivers to deliver individual information to … Continue reading

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I’m Day’d Out!

Everyday I receive a few notifications about “the day of” or “international week of” which I now find that I treat as white noise. It makes me wonder why as a society that we have to yell loudly from the … Continue reading

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NDIS, Advocacy and the Rest of Us.

It’s interesting to read today that advocacy groups are concerned that once governments hand over disability to the NDIS, there won’t be any money to fund advocacy. As reported today, there are over 4 million Australians with a disability, yet … Continue reading

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Critical Disability Studies Forum.

If you have an interest in the future of disability, then this forum my be of interest to you. https://www.tasa.org.au/events/symposium-disability-support/

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Australian Cross Disability Alliance.

The decision fund the alliance is a timely one and is one that steps back from the workfare policies initiated by the Howard government and perpetuated by Rudd and Gillard. Under the previous governments, adherence to competitive funding has reduced … Continue reading

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Brain and Mind Research Institute Becomes a SPARC

Under the leadership of world renowned mental health expert, Professor Ian Hickie, The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) was established to reduce the burden of disease due to brain and mind disorders through interdisciplinary, collaborative, basic, … Continue reading

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Employment Services and Training Organisations

We often see discussion about the use of employment or training courses as an outcome within employment service providers. Often the providers refer jobseekers to training organisations that they actually own, which stretches the bounds of ethical practice in terms … Continue reading

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