Disability

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (also called the NDIS)

Is a new way of providing disability support.
It’s important to understand how the NDIS works and whether you are eligible to participate. If you are, you will develop a plan with the NDIS to help you access the supports you need. Your plan will be reviewed over time so you’ll get the right support for as long as you need it.
This booklet will help you understand the path you will travel as the NDIS works with you. It will provide an overview of what to expect at each stage.

My-NDIS -Pathway Booklet (PDF)

Supporting-Families-Carers (PDF)


 

Free e-Learning about Intellectual Disability

 3DN provides free e-Learning about intellectual disability to professionals, carers, and consumers. Their goal is to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence, leading to better mental health and well-being for people with an intellectual disability.

This site was designed to be an interactive educational resource for everyone with an interest in intellectual disability mental health. The site has been divided into specific sections to cater to health professionals, disability professionals, consumers, and families/carers.

The site may also be useful for students and other professionals who want to learn more about intellectual disability and mental health.

Module 9: Equality in mental health care – a guide for clinicians
Module 10: Consent, decision-making and privacy – a guide for clinicians
Module 11: Challenging behaviour – Introduction
Module 12: Challenging behaviour – Assessment
Module 13: Challenging behaviour – Management