Key initiatives include:
Interesting resources - from the ACT and elsewhere:
ADACAS assisted HCCA to develop an Advance Care Planning workbook for people with intellectual disability.
Local advocacy, information and peer support organisation People With Disabilities ACT collaborated with the ACT Human Rights Commission to produce some useful resources for When things go wrong in health services.
People With Disabilities ACT has also produced these resources on Using Medicare for People with Disabilities, listing relevant items in the Medicare Benefits Scheme.
Council on Intellectual Disability (CID) based in NSW has recently updated their health fact sheets for people who support people with intellectual disability – such as family members, health professionals, advocates, support people, and disability workers.
Resources for Health Services and Professionals
- People With Disabilities ACT and Rebus Theatre produced this one page document on Working Together with People with Disabilities in Healthcare
- Access All Areas: Health training from Rebus Theatre was developed with Information, Linkages and Capacity Building funding from the National Disability Insurance Agency and is available on a fee for service basis.
- Say Less Show More resources present simple photo stories about medical procedures. These were created by the NSW Government Agency for Clinical Innovation.