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Intellectually disabled people ‘grossly over-represented’ in the prison system | The Advertiser

INTELLECTUALLY disabled people are “grossly over-represented” in the prison system and at risk of becoming institutionalised, forensic psychologists have warned.

In a recent sentencing, District Court Judge Rauf Soulio referred to comments by psychologist Richard Balfour about the incidence of intellectually disabled people in the general prison population. 208 more words


Disability Employment Forum

As many will be aware the Melbourne Eastern region councils are holding a disability Employment forum in August, 2014. Aimed at business owners and manager, the breakfast meeting will dispel some often myths surrounding employing people with a disability. 35 more words

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Disability Training Resources

One of the irritations of my life is the paucity of good quality training resources for use when training the certificate and diploma courses in disability. 312 more words


Good Friday

The Easter triduum has begun: last night we went (as a family!) to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Although the liturgy is not ideally suited for toddlers, the foot washing was fascinating. 260 more words


South Australia’s troubled children increasingly restrained by carers

Date:              13th April. 2014

Author:         Lauren Novak

Source:         The Advertiser

Synopsis:     The state’s most troubled children are increasingly being held down or restrained by carers, heightening the risk of injury, during serious incidents in government homes that child advocates want closed.  50 more words


What's in a Name: Dual Sensory Impairment, Deafblindness, or What?

It’s always interesting to see how the language surrounding disability evolves over time. In the DSM-IV, for example, “mental retardation” is the accepted term for what is now called intellectual developmental disorder in DSM-5 and intellectual disability by most professionals and the general public. 385 more words