NDIS Feedback: Eligibility and reasonable and necessary support
This response is from the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability. The mission of the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability is to improve the quality of life for people with an intellectual disability. The Society is an independent authority on intellectual disability issues across Australasia, which aims to forge interaction between intellectual disability research, policy and practice.
The 2012 NSW / ACT Disability Support Professional Recognition Awards
At the NSW/ ACT conference three committed disability support professionals were recognised for their exceptional support to people with intellectual disabilities.
Paula Schramm of Lorna Hodgkinson Sunshine Home was the winner of the category of "professional working in the sector for less than 3 years". Paula was nominated as a professional who "encourages people to be more involved and assertive... Read more »
2012 National Disability Research and Development Grants
National Disability Research and Development grants will be awarded to researchers for research that supports the National Disability Agreement, the National Disability Strategy and future reforms such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
A total of $750,000 (ex GST) is available in 2012 for the open competitive funding round. A maximum amount of $100,000 per year will be... Read more »
Vale Professor Jim Mansell
It is with regret and sadness that ASID notes the recent death of Professor Jim Mansell who passed away on 13 March 2012.
Professor Mansell has made a significant international contribution to the field of intellectual disability and has left a considerable legacy in terms of both the body of literature that he authored (or otherwise contributed to) and the... Read more »
IASSID Notice for all ASID Members - Tosinvest Sanita SpA – JPPID Writer’s Award (CDN$1,000)
The Tosinvest Sanita SpA Group has announced the availability of a Writer's Award associated with the 14th World Congress of the IASSID to be held in Halifax, Canada in 2012.
The Award – in the sum of CDN$1,000 – will be presented to up to four authors (or co-authors) who submit an innovative review paper that is... Read more »