Working Alongside People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities

Easy Read Resources

 

WWILD has created a number of easy read resources to assist workers to work with people with intellectual or learning disabilities. We have also compiled useful resources created by other organisations.

 

We highly recommend exploring the Easy English section of our website, as this information is easy read and printable for people with disabilities. Look for the symbol and click to open a printable version of the page.

 

These resources should not be used alone, but should be used to help talk through issues and information.

 

Victims of Crime

 

Information for Victims of Crime - WWILD Easy Read victims of crime page.

Topics:

  • What to do if Someone has Committed a Crime Against You
  • Reporting to Police
  • Rights of Victims in the Legal System (Queensland)
  • What to Expect
  • Going to Court and more

 

WWILD's What is Counselling? infosheet - this can help to talk with someone about what is involved in counselling and whether they may wish to try counselling. This page is WWILD-specific, but we would suggest other organisations create their own Easy English 'What is counselling?' information sheet.

 

WWILD Support for Victims - link to information about WWILD's victims of crime support work. We provide information, case management, and referral to victims of crime who have an intellectual disability. Click on the links on the left hand side for info about our victims of crime services.

 

Sexual Assault - When Sex is Not OK - booklet from CASA (Centre Against Sexual Assault) Victoria. Topics include: what is sexual assault, important things to know about sexual assault, and how you may feel.

 

Have you been hurt by someone? - an easy read document from Victim Assist Queensland (VAQ) about what do to and where to get help if someone has hurt you. VAQ are within the Department of Justice and Attorney General and provide information, referral and financial assistance to victims of crime in Queensland.

 

What to do if someone hurts you or does bad things to you - Developed by Human Rights Watch in collaboration with disabled persons’ organisations (DPOs) and gender-based violence service providers, this resource shows how to recognise, prevent, and protect against gender-based violence, including by distinguishing between “good” and “bad” touch, and explains how to seek legal, medical, and psychosocial support.

 

Relationships and Safety

 

Safe Relationships, Safer Sex Page 1

Safe Relationships, Safer Sex Page 2

- excellent short brochure by Family Planning Queensland. Covers issues of consent and safe sex.

 

Safe Relationships, Safer Sex - EXTENDED VERSION

- extended booklet by Family Planning New Zealand. Covers information about bodies, public and private, types of relationships, consent, and keeping safe in sexual relationships. Defines gay, lesbian, bisexual and straight relationships.

 

Want to Know About Sex?

- booklet from Family Planning New Zealand. Covers information about privacy, sexual relationships, safety, when is the right time to have sex, masturbation, 'rules' about sex, pregnancy and STIs, and contraception.

 

All About Growing Up

- booklet from Family Planning New Zealand for young people. Covers information for young men and women about puberty and body/emotional changes, managing periods, hygeine, and shaving (boys).

 

More resources are available on the Family Planning Queensland website: http://www.fpq.com.au/productsByTargets.php.