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Important information for WA service providers from the Department of Communities

The Department of Communities has released important information for disability service providers in WA.
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NDIS Commission - guidance on behaviour support and restrictive practices due to Covid-19

The NDIS Commission has released a new fact sheet explaining behaviour support and restrictive practices due to COVID-19.

DRC hears from more parents and people with disability

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On day four, three mothers of children with disability, and an advocate gave evidence. Themes were similar to previous days – including devaluing of people with disability by health professionals, diagnostic overshadowing and lack of consideration of choice or preference. Several of the parents believed their child received sub-standard health care due to their disability.

A mother, who has a daughter with Down syndrome, spoke of the barriers caused by medical professionals’ attitudes toward her child. She said doctors frequently overstepped their medical remit, instead providing their social opinion.

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