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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)


Press Release

The Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability ‐ Research to Practice (ASID) welcomes the Prime Minister's announcement that the government shares the Productivity Commission's vision for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Such a scheme is essential to address what has been found nationally to be a disability support system that is underfunded, unfair, fragmented, and... Read more »

Roger Stancliffe receives AAIDD Research Award


Roger Stancliffe is Associate Professor, Disability Studies, at the University of Sydney’s faculty of Health Sciences. On June 7th, at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 135th Annual Meeting in St Paul Minnesota, 33-year ASID member and past Editor of the Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability (2003-08) Roger Stancliffe, was honoured as the recipient... Read more »

Official Position Statement Released - Restrictive Practices


The Australasian Board of ASID has agreed an official position statement:

"Against the Use of Restrictive Practices in the Support of People who have an Intellectual Disability"

(Endorsed: Australasian Board, 23 May 2010)

Journal of Policy Practice in Intellectual Disabilities


We are pleased to offer members of ASID a 40% discount off the personal subscription rate of IASSID's Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disability (JPPID). This new member benefit allows you to see all that JPPID has to offer for 40% less!

New Australasian Code of Ethics for Direct Support Professionals


ASID has published a code of ethics to inform the education and training of direct support professionals. The code was co-launched in November 2007 during the Australasian-wide conference at Fremantle and the annual ASID DSW Conference at Melbourne.

Twelve (12) ethical principles have been identified and a series of supporting guidelines developed. The guidelines are designed to inform the professional... Read more »

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