Month: August 2019

Mr Michael Mooney1 1NDIS participant, Reynella, Australia Background This session will share the lived experience of a person with disability who is now supported under a self-directed model, as compared to a previous traditional model. Michael has an intellectual disability...
  • August 28, 2019
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Associate Professor Caroline Ellison1 1University of SA, Adelaide, Australia Background Research conducted by Flinders Uni in 2018, funded by the Dept. of Social Services, aimed to identify and articulate the critical elements in agency culture, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours that...
  • August 28, 2019
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Ms Prue Gorman1 1Community Living Project, Christies Beach, Australia Background In the past, traditional models of ‘care’ often reflected an organisation’s needs rather than the individual’s needs. If service providers are to actively support people with intellectual disability, and their...
  • August 28, 2019
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Prof. Christine Bigby1, Prof  Jacinta Douglas1 1La Trobe University, Living With Disability Research Centre, Bundoora, Australia Background: This paper details the development of the LaTrobe Support for Decision Making Practice Framework that can be applied by informal or paid supporters...
  • August 28, 2019
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Prof. Christine Bigby1, Emeritus Professor Terry Carney2, Dr  Shih-Ning Then3, Prof Jacinta Douglas1 1La Trobe University, Living With Disability Research Centre, Bundoora, Australia, 2The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 3Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Background: Article 12 of the...
  • August 28, 2019
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Chair: Prof. Richard Bruggemann:  Panel Members: Morrie O’Connor, Jim Simpson and Delphine Stagg. With the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Australia has embarked on the largest ever reform of disability services. Experience from previous reforms and movements begs...
  • August 26, 2019
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Dr Nick Gore Presentation: Dr Nick Gore is a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Researcher in Learning (Intellectual) Disability from Tizard Centre, University of Kent, UK. Nick has helped to develop and drive forward a number of initiatives in the field...
  • August 20, 2019
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Dr Nick Gore Overview: Emotional and mental health contexts are increasingly recognised within a PBS framework with a number of emerging interventions to support the wellbeing of both people with disabilities and caregivers. Nick Gore will present a conceptual model...
  • August 20, 2019
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Sarah Wagstaff1, Laura Hogan1, Katherine Shannon1 1Centre for Disability Studies, Sydney, NSW, 2Centre for Disability Studies, Australia Background: Rural and remote areas of Australia experience significant shortages in the provision of disability services (Dew et al., 2012; Dew et al.,...
  • August 13, 2019
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Julie Cullenward1, Justine Summers1 1Marathon Health, NSW, Australia Background: Providing allied health services to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, including those with intellectual disability, in rural and remote regions has created new challenges for providers. One service provider has...
  • August 13, 2019
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