Australian Bureau of Statistics thematic publication on “Communication Limitation”

The Association is extremely pleased to announce that after prolonged advocacy effort the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has agreed to prepare a thematic publication on Communication Limitation. This commitment by the ABS highlights the benefit of understanding the prevalence of people with a communication limitation, the types of long-term health conditions they have, and how they affect a person’s ability to function in everyday life can assist policy makers to plan adequate support and services for the future.

The ABS’s Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) team are currently in the early stages of developing the outline of the report, which will use data from the SDAC survey, to investigate the impact of communication limitation on the development and wellbeing of Australians with disability. The Association has begun working closely with the ABS and we hope that an initial draft of the publication will be completed by the end of the year.

Introduction to the NDIS for Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is presenting the Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Allied Health Professions course, which has been developed by AHPA and its member associations to provide a detailed introduction to the NDIS for allied health professionals.

The course is made up of the following four modules:

Module 1 – Overview of the NDIS for Allied Health Professionals

Module 2 – NDIS Participant Plans, Goals, Outcomes and Supports

Module 3 – An Introduction to NDIS-funded Supports

Module 4 – My NDIS Pathway – How Allied Health Professionals provide Supports

After completing the four modules, it is expected that allied health professionals will have a much more thorough understanding of the NDIS and how the scheme impacts on the delivery of services for people with disabilities (participants).

The training is completely free for allied health practitioners until the end of 2017. On completion you will receive a certificate, which you can use to claim credit as part of your ongoing professional development. View a flyer on the course This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF..

Access the training online.

NB. When accessing the training for the first time, you will need to register with PIEF and add the NDIS training to your account. Detailed instructions can be found in the separate guide This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF..