ASID Qld forum: Professor Christine Bigby discussing ‘De-differentiation for People with Intellectual Disabilities’ – 28th November 2017

De-differentiation for People with Intellectual Disabilities – Professor Christine Bigby Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) QLD is holding a forum ‘De-differentiation for People with Intellectual Disabilities’ on 28th November. Professor Christine Bigby is presenting some recent research she has done into Di-differentiation for People with Intellectual Disabilities.   Date: Tuesday 28th November 2017 Time:…

Join the campaign! Why Advocacy Matters – State based disability advocacy funding is being discontinued in 2019

Why Advocacy Matters   Hi everyone,   #AdvocacyMatters   The decision by the Queensland State government to cease funding independent advocacy for people with disabilities from the 1st July 2019 is highly concerning for Queenslanders with disabilities, their families and allies.   At the end of June 2019 the Queensland Government is set to handover…

It’s time to start listening: Understanding Intellectual Disability and Mental Health – Project Open Doors

It’s time to start listening: Understanding Intellectual Disability and Mental Health Concerns are rising that people with an intellectual disability experiencing mental health issues are being overlooked by medical practitioners, police officers and society in general as their needs for support and understanding are misinterpreted. Some people who have an intellectual disability are also experiencing…

Challenging misconceptions about sexual offending: Creating an evidence‑based resource for police and legal practitioners

Article available: Challenging misconceptions about sexual offending: Creating an evidence‑based resource for police and legal practitioners   Reports of sexual offences crimes have increased over the last six years (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2016) . Despite the prevalence of sexual offending in our communities, there is a lack of understanding about these crimes . Myths and…

Amendment of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009

Amendment of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 Victim Assist Queensland supports victims of violence to access services and financial assistance. The amended Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 (PDF, 1MB)  (VOCAA) commenced 1 July 2017. The purpose of the changes is to ensure that government and non-government agencies provide an increasingly effective response to…

Now Available: ‘You Deserve To Be Safe’: A Simple English Booklet About Domestic and Family Violence

You Deserve to be Safe’: A Simple English booklet about Domestic and Family Violence  is now available. As part of the Queensland State Government’s 2017 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, WWILD has developed a booklet and accompanying poster, about violence in relationships and who you can talk to about safety. This booklet was developed with…