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20 February 2024

Every person with a disability who uses the NDIS has the right to good quality and safe services.
As part of Inclusion Australia’s Your Service, Your Rights project they have created a set of Conversation Cards for people with an intellectual disability.

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14 February 2024

First Nations Disability Network’s Flyer to support access to advocacy.

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An Easy English version of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (second edition) from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

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05 December 2023

Deciding with Support is for people with disability and the people who support them. It is to help people make decisions about their behaviour support plans.

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The aim of this article is to identify some of the challenges involved in conducting mental health assessments of people with learning disabilities and to provide practical advice for nurses on how to overcome these issues.

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Taking medicines can be complicated, especially when you’re taking multiple medicines. A medicines review in your home can help make sure your medicines are safe and working well for you.

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21 July 2023

This video assists healthcare professionals in providing care to people with intellectual disability.

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29 May 2023

A health literacy guide to support the health of people with a cognitive impairment or intellectual disability.

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09 May 2023

My COVID-19 Plan. Complete the following plan and put it in a safe and easy to find place in your home.

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A guide to help you make your own plan

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Self-advocacy involves speaking up for yourself and knowing your rights about the things that matter to you. Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) have developed a self-advocacy model to assist you to be able to speak up for yourself. The model was co-produced with people who have experienced compulsory mental health treatment or have used mental health services.

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A conversation guide used by people with disability to tailor
emergency preparedness planning to their individual support needs.

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17 April 2023

By the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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By the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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By the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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18 July 2022

A Handbook on Supporting People with Intellectual Disability who have Experienced Domestic and Family Violence (pwd.org.au)

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29 May 2022

Easy read guide to sharing your experience with the Disability Royal Commission

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Easy read guide for witnesses at the Disability Royal Commission

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20 April 2022

A guide to promote conversation between people with Down syndrome and their families about relationships, sexuality, staying healthy, rights, and consent.

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A Framework that outlines the core attributes required by mental health professionals when working with people with an intellectual disability and their families or supports

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3DN - Accessible Mental Health Services for People with an Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Providers

A guide for health professionals on accessible mental health services for people with an intellectual disability

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Comprehensive health assessment

NDIS Practice Alert prepared jointly by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and NDIS Commission. – Comprehensive Health Assessment

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General practice toolkit

A toolkit for General Practice to better understand the NDIS and the GP’s role is accessing the scheme for their patinets.

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Know your rights: Disability discrimination

A resource for people with a disability to understand their rights under the Disability Discrimination Act

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Disability Discrimination Act 1992

The Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) provides protection for everyone in Australia against discrimination based on disability.

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Introduction to All About Sex

Easy English information on sexuality and relationships for people with an intellectual disability

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Easy English information on what is violence and abuse

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Sexuality and Relationship resource list to support people with an intellectual or learning disability

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Health Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets: Health fact sheets on how to break down the barriers to good care for people with an intellectual disability and address health inequities they experience.

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Making a complaint about goods or services

Easy English information on how you can make a complaint about something you have bought or a service you have received.

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How to cope in a heatwave

Easy English information about the impact of a heatwave on your health and how to stay well

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Staying safe from house fires

Easy English information about how to stop a fire from happening in your house and what to do if there is a fire.

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Easy English information about having your own safety plan to help you prepare for an emergency.

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Looking after your health during Coronavirus

Easy English information on how to look after yourself if you have had COVID-19

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If you think you have Coronavirus

Easy English information on what to do if you think you have COVID-19

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Going to hospital for surgery

Easy English information on what happens when you go to the hospital for surgery and how you can be prepared.

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Anchor exercise to help you feel calm

Easy English information on exercises that can be used if you are feeling scared, stressed or worried.

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Tips to help mental health

Easy English information on how to stay mentally healthy and well

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Mental health

Easy English information about mental health and how to get help if you need it.

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Chronic Health Plans fact sheet

Easy English information about how to health care plans for chronic health problems

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Easy English information about caring for your teeth

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Friends

Easy English information about friendship and how to be a good friend.

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me360 cards

me360 cards help young people with disability have conversations about the important things in their lives.

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Viruses and staying healthy

Easy English information about the different viruses and how to stay healthy and well

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Finding a new doctor

Easy English information about finding a new doctor

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Me and my medication

Easy English information on what is happening in your home during COVID19 to keep you safe

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After visiting the doctor

Easy English information about what to do after you have been to the doctor and what to do next

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Me and my doctor

Easy English information on when to the doctor and how to make decisions when you go

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Health Services fact sheet for adults

Easy English information on the different health services for adults and the different types of doctors you can visit.

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Yearly Health Check fact sheet

Easy English information on the importance of having a check up at your doctors and what the doctor does

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Some signs of sickness

Easy English information on signs that you maybe getting sick

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Easy English information on how to stay well healthy and well

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A good life – can funding get me a good life?

Easy English information on how to use your funding to help you live a good life

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Choosing your support worker

Easy English information on you can choose the right support worker for you

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Looking after your health in lockdown

Easy English information on how to look after you health and wellbeing during lockdown

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Easy English information on what is happening in your home during COVID19 to keep you safe

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Look after your mental health during COVID-19

19 April 2022

Easy English information on COVID19 and how to stay mentally well

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Wearing masks during Coronavirus

Easy English information on wearing a mask during COVID19

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Easy English information on who to call about COVID19

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Coronavirus: Social distancing

Easy English information about COVID19 and how socially distance

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Coronavirus: 5 things to do to stay healthy

Easy English information about COVID19 and how to stay healthy.

Easy English booklet on everything you need to know about COVID19

13 April 2022

This an easy read guide about the National Disability plan to make life better for people with disability

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Wearing a mask: supporting people with a disability

Fact Sheet: Information on wearing a mask to stay safe

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Accessing Services

Fact Sheet: Information on how to access services for people with an intellectual disability.

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Support for Carers

Fact Sheet: Information on support for carers and families

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Eating Well

Fact Sheet: Information on nutrition and eating well

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Fact Sheet: Information on the importance of staying active

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Promoting Mental Wellbeing

Fact Sheet: Information on how to stay mentally well

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Fact Sheet: Information on behaviour support to people with an intellectual disability.

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The new National Disability Strategy

This an easy read guide about the National Disability plan to make life better for people with disability

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Disability Royal Commission. What is a Royal Commission?

This is an easy read guide about the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

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Telehealth

06 April 2022

Fact Sheet: Information on Telehealth and how to use it.

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Resources to support people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities

Resources to support people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities

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Inclusive communication tips

Easy English booklet on how to communicate effectively with people with an intellectual disability.

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This is an easy read guide about the new National Roadmap is to help improve the health of people with intellectual disability.

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18 February 2022

Supporting Women – Information and resources for general practitioners supporting women with intellectual disabilities to manage their menstruation

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Pap tests: the plain facts Cover

Booklet to help you understand more about having a Pap test.

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Hanging Out Program Cover

Hanging Out Program – Interaction for people at risk of isolation booklet

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Down syndrome and alzheimers disease cover

Booklet to help you understand the relationship between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease

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Fact Sheet – Working with people with an intellectual disability in healthcare settings

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Fact Sheet: Useful Services for people with developmental disabilities

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Fact Sheet: Accessing mental health services for people with an intellectual disability

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