Welcome to Disability Ideas Informing Practice. This website has been set up as an online space for Australian Disability Enterprises to discuss, share and learn about disability employment.

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Queenslanders with Disability Network: 'Plan Ahead' NDIS Workshops

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) have 3 NDIS plan ahead workshops scheduled between November and December.  The workshops are two day sessions (From 10-2 pm each day) spread over two weeks.

Youth Transitions to Appropriate and Gainful Employment: Global Program Review

An international literature review has been undertaken of programs implemented in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom; the objective is to identify lessons in improving the coordination of services for transition-age youth with disabilities.

Is this Scottish experience relevant to the NDIS rollout?

As Australians grapple with changes in disability services due to the rollout of the NDIS, the United Kingdom welfare sector also faces substantial upheaval. The benefits system is being universally overhauled and care services are turning into selective contracts made with recipients of 'personal independence payments'.  Recent research into the impact of the ongoing changes in Scotland has recorded increasing stress and anxiety among third sector (voluntary and non-profit).

White Paper on the role of co-ops and mutuals in social service delivery launched by Minister Andrews

Federal Minister for Social Services, Kevin Andrews, recently launched the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) Industry White Paper ‘Public Service Mutuals: A third way for delivering public services in Australia’.  The White Paper is the result of earlier research, commissioned by the BCCM, to provide the business case for mutuals and co-operatives delivering public services in Australia.


Sexual assault and adults with a disability: Enabling recognition, disclosure and a just response

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has published a report drawing on international literature and case studies from Australian programs that aims to focus future research and practice into the reporting, response and prevention of sexual assault of adults with disability.