Disability: The Inclusion Project
Learn about working alongside people with disabilities to deliver improved community services.Explore themes of social inclusion and justice. Dive into the complexities of Australian government policy and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- Describe and analyse the major contemporary policy and practice issues arising from disability services provision in Australia, including new and emerging Australian Government social and disability policy agendas;
- Critique contemporary Australian approaches to disability legislation, policy development and services planning;
- Demonstrate knowledge of the key issues in providing inclusive services and supports to people with disabilities and their families across a range of areas such as education, employment, housing, refugee/ migrant settlement, and others;
- Investigate and develop an improved disability policy or service delivery response, OR provide new research-based insights into either an entrenched or newly emerging disability policy dilemma.
- Disability: An overview - from oppression to liberation?
- Voices: Disability as a personal/political/professional issue
- "Dissent": Disability as a public/empowerment issue
- Supporting people with disabilities "What do we mean when we aim to 'support' people with disabilities?
- Supporting people with disabilities: Contemporary Australian government disability policy challenges
- Contemporary policy challenges: services and the National Disability Insurance Scheme
- Where to for Disability Rights in Australia
- Research Project - Developing your Research Paper
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Online Assessment
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
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Admission to Griffith University MSocial Work (Qualifying) OUA Course required
Disability: the Inclusion Project is grounded in the principles of social inclusion, human rights and social justice. In this degree, students will explore some of the challenges in working responsively and effectively alongside people with disabilities and their families within the context of government and community sector service delivery. Some of the policy, program and service issues that students will explore include the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Australian governments' political/ policy responses to disability, debates about the admission of migrants with disabilities, the health and disability status of Aboriginal Australians, and disability equity and access issues in work, education, housing. In this degree, students will read deeply and broadly. Through their reflections, research and scholarship, students are expected to translate their learning into new knowledge. Students undertake a small research project to contribute to the goal of ensuring that all Australians with disabilities are given the opportunities "to live a life worth living".
- Guided discussion with peers (5%)
- Written assignment (45%)
- Written assignment (20%)
- Written assignment--case study (30%)