What are person centred approaches?

01 October 2016

Person-centred approaches originated in the disability sector, and are now used within the areas of mental health, aged care services, schools, within the healthcare sector, and criminal justice system. Person-centred practices are used in teams and organisations to ensure that the focus is on what matters to the people receiving support and their families, and pays attention to how to support staff as well.

Understanding Abuse and Neglect

01 September 2016

There is evidence that people with disability continue to be at greater risk of neglect and abuse than people without disability. The abuse of people with a disability is often more severe, maintained over a longer period, and more likely to involve multiple perpetrators, than abuse of people without disability.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Support Strategies

01 August 2016

The number of people who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) continues to rise in Australia. Autism, once considered rare, now affects 31% of NDIS participant. Read more about ASD support strategies.

10 Ways to be an effective leader

01 July 2016

Being a good leader is easier said than done. A true leader is someone who models behaviours that others find inspiring. Some people have a natural knack for leadership, but the good news is that anyone can learn the basics of how to be more effective in leadership.

Positive Behaviour Support

01 May 2016

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is more than just an approach to behaviour management – it’s also been shown to improve a person’s quality of lie by decreasing the frequency and severity of challenging behaviours. Find out how.

First Aid Basics

01 January 2016

Knowing what to do in an emergency can make all the difference. However studies show that less than one in five of us know the basics of first aid. So get your skills up to scratch by enrolling in a first aid course today! In the meantime, here are some useful first aid ‘dos and don’ts’ to keep in mind.

Time management tips: how to be more productive

01 December 2015

Tired of seeing your to-do-list grow longer as your days get shorter? Good news – these simple strategies will help you step up your efficiency so you can work smarter, faster and better than ever before.

Accessible communication: the basics

01 November 2015

1 in 5 Australians have a disability, many of whom experience regular challenges with accessing information. As a result, the ability to write accurately, clearly and consistently has far-reaching benefits on the disability community. Best of all, it’s easy.

Auslan: what you need to know

01 August 2015

Almost 20,000 people use Auslan to communicate every day, yet this uniquely Australian language remains much of a mystery. Here’s and introduction to the language of Australia’s deaf and hearing impaired community.

The dos and don’ts of social media

01 July 2015

From Twitter to Tumblr, today’s vast and varied world of social media seems to be shifting by the minute. But while the most popular sites are ever-changing, the rules of ‘netiquette’ (i.e. online etiquette) remain the same. Here’s how to navigate the positives and pitfalls of social media.