Practitioners' guide to the Disability Act 2006

The Practitioners’ guide to the Disability Act 2006 (the practitioners’ guide) has been developed by the Department of Human Services to provide information to people working in the disability sector, in both community service organisations and the Department of Human Services. It can also be used by students and trainers in a disability studies course.  

The practitioners’ guide shows how the Disability Act 2006 applies to the provision of support to people with a disability in the key areas of:

  • the intent and principles of the Disability Act 2006
  • providing information
  • community inclusion
  • planning
  • residential services
  • complaints and system improvement
  • restrictive interventions.

The practitioners’ guide has been designed particularly for new workers or workers changing jobs within organisations but can be used by all staff working in disability services. It includes information, case studies, links to further information and quizzes.

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