Contemporary Disability Practice
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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Critically appraise the theories, frameworks and principles that underpin contemporary disability practice.
- Apply strategies and approaches that build citizenship and the capacity to fully participate for people with a disability.
- Use communication, lobbying, advocacy and coordination skills to respond to identified needs and barriers experienced by people with disabilities.
- Apply practice and discipline-based skills and knowledge to promote contemporary disability practices that enable self-determination, choice and control.
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Support services, both mainstream and specialised, are adopting contemporary disability practices to enable self-determination, choice and control by people with disability. This subject examines these concepts in both a historical context and in relation to the Disability Royal Commission and the transformational reform agenda of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Using a rights-based framework, you will explore themes of power and control, and develop professional skills in facilitating capacity building. This subject will support your skill development in effective communication, advocacy, lobbying and support coordination, and deepen your understanding of the meaning of ‘citizenship’ and how it can be realised in the context of disability.
- Practice Development Portfolio (35%)
- Discussion Board (15%)
- Evolving Case Study (50%)
Current study term: 09 Jul 23 to 15 Oct 23
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