“DUAL DISABILITY & NDIS”

  • Event Date: 02/05/2019
  • Time: 9am-11am
  • Location: Whitehorse Civic Centre -Willis room 397 Whitehorse Rd Nunawading
  • Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Contact Phone: 0412 080 945

Join us for an informative discussion and question time on Dual Disability and NDIS presented by a panel of experts in the sector.

Panellists:
Sylvia Page- Senior Project Officer-Intensive Support Team- DHHS
Daniel Rose- Senior Project Officer – Intensive Support Team – DHHS
Kerrie Handcock- Principal Practice Leader-Vic Office of Professional Practice
Teresa Mc Clelland- Vic State Manager – ERMHA
Steve Lowe- Regional Co-ordinator Gippsland-Boosting Local Care Workforce Program

Discussion points include:

  • People with intellectual disabilities are 4-5 times more likely to have a mental illness than the general population
  • People with communication difficulties can be difficult to diagnose
  • How do you know when a challenging behaviour indicates a mental illness?
  • What training, skills and support does our workforce need?
  • How does a dual diagnosis of Intellectual Disability and Psycho-social disability affect a participants NDIS plan?
  • How do we know whether a medication or intervention is either a clinical prescription or a restrictive intervention/chemical restraint?

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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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