Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Good health: news from NSW CID

NSW Council on Intellectual Disability's enews, published monthly and circulated by email, is an excellent source of information of interest to people with intellectual disabilities and their carers. Subscribe here. The March 2014 issue included these news items on health matters:

Alzheimers NSW seeking participants for DVD 
Alzheimer’s NSW is developing a DVD resource for those supporting or working with a person who has an intellectual disability and dementia. Do you know of anyone who may be interested in participating? For more information email here.

Diabetes care manual Ed Health Australia has published a new diabetes care resource:  Diabetes Care and Support of People with Intellectual Disability or Acquired Brain Injury Manual and Resources. It is designed to assist support workers and health professionals to empower people with disabilities to be actively involved in their diabetes care.


World Health Organization Report
World Report on Disability. Significant contribution to implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and valuable resource for policy and program development.

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