- Individual Advocacy
- Systemic Advocacy
- Family Advocacy
- Future of Advocacy
- Embedded Multimedia
- Web links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Resources and Links
In order to enrol in this subject, students are required to apply to OUA's Postgraduate Single Subjects program (OUA-PSU-GCE). https://www.open.edu.au/degrees/postgraduate-single-subjects-oua-oua-psu-gce?year=2019
No special requirements
Choice and control by people with a disability over their own lives is central to the new model of funding for disability support services introduced by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In parallel, political participation and the inclusion of people with disability in shaping social systems is central to the United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). In this subject, students will explore the complexities that exercising choice and control poses for people with cognitive disability, and develop knowledge and skills in new approaches such as supported decision making. It will also explore the challenges and strategies for ensuring the collective voices of people with cognitive disabilities are heard about systemic issues. Finally, this subject will support professionals to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to support people with disabilities and their families to navigate the NDIS and the uncertain interfaces between mainstream support and specialist disability support.
Comparative Report - Students to compare and contrast the individual and systemic challenges to exercising choice and control over their own lives experienced by people with disabilities with and without cognitive disabilities. Reflective Piece - Reflective piece on how the UNCRPD and NDIS has affected the lived experience of a person in a given situation. Scenario Response - Students to engage with a complex situation involving a person with a cognitive disability requiring advocacy support.
- Comparative Report (2,000-word equivalent) (40%)
- Reflective Piece (1,000-word equivalent) (15%)
- Scenario Response (2,500-word equivalent) (45%)
Textbook information is pending.