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Guidelines on Pathways to Care

A guide for parents and carers: Guidelines on Pathways to Care for children and adolescents with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour and/or mental health problems.  

Quick Link to the MOU

Devlopmental Psychiatry Clinic Evaluation

The Developmental Psychiatry Clinic has been evaluated by the Centre for Disability Studies. Access the document by clicking on the image below.

MOU between ADHC and Health
Excutive Summary

View the executive summary of the "Leading the Way in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability" needs analysis report here.



Emotion-based Social Skills Training Workshop

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead are offering training for clinicians in Emotion-based Social Skills Training, a specialist intervention for children with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities, their parents and teachers in October/November 2011. EBSST aims to enhance skills in social and emotional development and promote mental health and well-being. For more information please download the EBSST workshop brochure here or see


Recipe for Success: Penrith.

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is pleased to announce ‘Recipe for Success’ in Penrith. Recipe for Success is a unique autism specific Positive Behaviour Support workshop. It has been designed using contemporary evidence based strategies by Aspect’s Behaviour Support Team as part of their direct work with families. By the end of the 3 day workshop every family will write their own Autism specific Positive Behaviour Support plan based on a chosen behaviour.

When:            Tuesdays 9th August, 23rd August, 6th September

Where:           Northcott Disability Services Penrith, 9/28 Coombes Drive, Penrith

Time:              9.30am to 2.30pm

Cost:               Free to carers, $150 for professionals

Register:        On line

Contact:         Ph: 02 8977 8325,


Have your say: New disability & education follow-up survey - AYAC

The Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) recently conducted a survey on the Disability Standards for Education and these results were shared with to the Government. Since then, the Federal Government announced $200 million extra funding for school students with disabilities.

AYAC will be meeting with the Minister for Youth and Schools Education on 11 August this year. They are holding a second survey to gather your views on how students with disabilities can be better supported by decision-makers.

Your answers will remain anonymous, and the survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete.

Survey closes 20 July 2011.

Click here to complete survey.


Latest Newsletter Hot Off the Press!

The latest CHW School-Link newsletter is now online.

Highlights include:

  • Identifying factors that impede training and service development for mental health of children and adolescents with intellectual disability by Associate Professor David Dossetor 
  • Discovering the possibilities with visual strategies: A Training Day with Linda Hodgdon by Anders Hansson
  • Running Group Stepping Stones Triple P within a school - How Successful is it? by Michelle Jewell
  • The medicine cabinet : fluoxetine and autism by Judith Longworth
  • AAC apps-speaking APPropriately by Jane Farrall
  • Upcoming training, reviews, reading list, resources and more.


Healthier Lives in the Albury Region 19th July

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability will be holding a forum on strategies for improving the health of people with intellectual disability in Albury and the surrounding regions on Tuesday 19 July at the Commercial Club, Albury.

The day is for family members and carers, people with intellectual disability and service providers.

There will be session on:

  • Challenges to health care
  • Tips for visiting the doctor
  • Issues for regional areas
  • Making health care work for you

There will be easy to understand sessions for people with intellectual disabilities.

Click here for more information, including guest speakers.

Click here for a registration form.