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08 March 2024

A checklist for health professionals to use before, during and after a person with intellectual disability presents for a health appointment.

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05 December 2023

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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09 May 2023

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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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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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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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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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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Accessing Services

13 April 2022

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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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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18 February 2022

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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