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Early bird registrations open for NDS in WA’s Lunch in Celebration of IDPwD

Lunch in Perth joins celebrations to recognise and value the contributions of people with disability and the diversity of our global community.
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Webinar to empower the voice of disability providers in the media

Online event will explore effective strategies to develop media stories and an authentic media presence.

DRC Research Highlights Effective Strategies to Reduce Restrictive Practices

Royal Commission Update


The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney to conduct a review of academic literature aimed at finding ways to reduce the use of restrictive practices on people with disability. The research report: Reducing restrictive practices: A review of evidence-based alternatives was guided by two main questions:

The research adopted an exploratory approach, examining studies from Australia, New Zealand, North America, the UK, and other OECD countries, published between 2012 and 2022. The focus was on alternatives to restrictive practices and did not cover therapeutic supports that prevent distress among people with disability.

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