Disability Act, abuse and neglect consultation – 26 April

The Victorian Government are wanting to hear from families of children with a disability around the proposed changes to the Disability Act 2006. These changes are about promoting a culture of zero tolerance of abuse in digital services, and to strengthen the Disability Services Commissioner’s oversight of abuse and neglect of people with a disability. […]

This entry was posted on April 12, 2017

Hospital Encounters of People with Cognitive Disability

A study is being conducted by the La Trobe University Living with Disability Research Centre. Research from Australia and other countries has shown that people with cognitive disabilities have difficult hospital encounters and poor outcomes. To learn more about this research, read their here: They are looking for participants who are over 18, live […]

This entry was posted on June 23, 2015

Your Relationship with Complex Service Systems

Are you a parent of a child (including adult children) affected by a genetic condition that requires high-level care in order to meet their basic daily needs? The research team from the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, are interested in the relationships that parents have with the many services they are […]

This entry was posted on June 23, 2015

Mental Health Care for Mothers of Children with a Disability

“Investigating the Needs, Gaps and Barriers to Mental Health Care for Mothers of Children with a Disability” University of Melbourne are conducting the above study to improve the understanding of the mental health care needs of mothers of children with a disability. All mothers who care for a child (0-18 years) with a disability are […]

This entry was posted on June 16, 2015

Meeting the needs of people receiving NDIS support

Are you, or someone you care for, receiving NDIS support or looking to do so in future? Deakin University would like to hear from people who receive support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), or who will be eligible for funding in the future. They would like to know: • What goods and services people have bought, […]

This entry was posted on March 16, 2015

Parents flock to free online course on autism

Autism MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) through Swinburne University A free online seven week course will launch on Thursday 2 April 2015  designed to provide practical help to families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Enrolments have skyrocketed to over 10,000 participants!  Offering new topics each week, the MOOC provides a pathway for choice and flexibility, based on the participant’s area of interest and will require […]

This entry was posted on March 12, 2015

Inquiry into residential care for young people with a disability

Do you want to shape better accommodation outcomes for young people with disability to complement the NDIS? The Federal Government recently announced the Senate Inquiry into the ‘Adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with a severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia.’ You are invited to share their opinions in […]

This entry was posted on January 8, 2015