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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

New website: Intellectual Disability and Ageing

The content of the new website Intellectual Disability and Ageing is produced by the Australian Catholic University in conjunction with La Trobe University Australia and The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Victorian Department of Human Services (DHS) saw merit in the staff health manual and the training manual developed as part of a 2010 - 2012 research project having a broader audience. ... (DHS) agreed to fund the development of a website on intellectual disability and ageing, that would include the materials used in the research project, together with additional information, exercises and links to further resources for improving support for ageing people with an intellectual disability. The peak body National Disability Services (NDS) Victoria agreed to host the website on the NDS website. (Intellectual Disability & Ageing - home page)
While the website refers to some services and processes that are specific to Victorian health and disability services, there is much that will be useful to residential staff working in other States, making it a useful addition to the growing body of knowledge and resources available in this field. 

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