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Mediating community participation: practice of support workers in initiating, facilitating or disrupting encounters between people with and without intellectual disability

Promoting community participation for people with intellectual disability through encounters with strangers is an integral part of the mission of disability support workers. This paper explores what makes some staff practices more effective than others in promoting positive encounters with strangers

Methods for delivering complex social services: exploring adaptive management and regulation in the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

In the wake of new public management, and with the emergence of new public governance, a number of challenges remain unsolved in the field of public service governance and management. In this...

Methods to address requirements for changes in fun

The objective of this project is to provide advice on appropriate indexation and demand factors for Commonwealth funding to the States via the Commonwealth State Disability Agreement (CSDA).

Missing discourses: concepts of joy and happiness in disability

This paper shows how people with a disability are described in policy and research settings. It suggests that they are often negatively represented. The authors argue that policy‐makers and academics alike need to be sensitive to the dynamics of languages (discourses) about disability.

National Disability Insurance Agency

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency whose role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and

National evaluation of the aged care innovative pool disability aged care interface pilot: final report

This is a report on the evaluation of nine projects in operation across Australia, in particular, the degree to which aged care pilots offer new choices for older Australians; and their cost.

NDIA report on the methodology of the efficient price

As agreed in the joint pricing working group which comprised equal representation from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), National Disability Services (NDS) and two independent expert consultants, any price build in this context should be si

New models of care

Three reports from the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) on making service delivery more client centred.

Participation and service access rights for people with intellectual disability: A role for law?

This article analyses the supported decision-making proposals from the Australian State of Victoria against international trends to determine the viability of laws reflecting new international norms of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2006.

Participation Opportunities for Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Provided by Disability Services in One Australian State

The authors undertook a study to discern the nature and extent of service user participation opportunities within a range of organizations that provide disability services in one Australian state.

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