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ACT in Focus by Jo Huxley, February 2024

With the ACT Disability Hot Topics Breakfast on soon, the hottest topic is the NDIS Review and what it means for providers.
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Ticket sales open for the 2024 WA Disability Support Awards Ceremony

Join us for an exciting night celebrating individuals and teams who go beyond ordinary standards of service to support people with disability.

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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