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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.  

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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.



Trauma Informed Neurodevelopmental Practice Workshop

TIC TOCK- Trauma Informed Neurodevelopmental Practice for Learning and Growing in the Classroom Years 7 - 10
Date: Monday, 13 November 2017 Cost:$240

This training delivered by SAL Consulting draws on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), a neurodevelopmentally-informed, biologically respectful perspective on human development and functioning to help educators understand student behaviour and performance.

The goals of NMT are to educate teachers, school psychologists,counsellors and learning support staff in basic concepts of neurosequential development and then teach them how to apply this knowledge to the teaching and learning process. NMT is not a specific “intervention”; it is a way to educate school staff about brain development and developmental trauma and then to further teach them how to apply that knowledge to their work with students inside and outside the classroom, particularly those students who have had adverse childhood experiences.

The training will provide information and practice examples to use with small and large groups of children. This form of targeted positive support can assist children and young people with learning, with their connection to others and will support teachers in the evolution of their classroom ‘ecology’.

Download the flyer here.
Contact SAL Consulting  to register -


Anxiety and Depression and Intellectual Disability Workshop

Anxiety and Depression and Intellectual Disability Workshop
Date: Weds 13 September 2017 Cost: $220

This workshop hosted by the Centre for Disability Studies at (USyd) aims to build the capacity of existing staff to provide psychotherapy/ counselling/support to people who experience mild to moderate intellectual disability and who are also experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, and/ or depression. Facilitated by Clinical Professor Vivienne Riches and Laura Hogan.

For more details and to register click here.

For other courses offered by CDS click here.


Research to Action Day: Mental Health and Intellectual Disability

Research to Action Day: Mental Health and Intellectual Disability
Date: Tues 25th July 2017 Cost: FREE

The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN), UNSW invites you to:

Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing of People with an Intellectual Disability: A Research to Action Day for Professionals and Carers.

Please share the attached flyer with your friends and networks. An overview of the day’s program is also attached.

To register, please go to to register.


Restrictive Practices Workshop 

Restrictive Practices Workshop
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 Cost: $165

Family Advocacy is hosting a one-day workshop to provide education around the implications of using restrictive practices. This will be highly relevant to anyone in the human services sector who is wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the implications that these practices have on the people they serve.

Please download the attached flyer here.

Visit to register.


Are you a carer who is about to meet with the NDIA about your child's NDIS plan? 

Carers Australia has developed a Carer Checklist to assist unpaid carers to describe the support they provide during NDIS assessment and planning meetings.

The questions throughout the Carer Checklist prompt carers to think about what they need to tell the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in their initial or subsequent planning meetings. It is not compulsory, but will help the NDIA to understand the carer’s role, so that the support package allocated best meets the needs of the person with a disability and supports the carer’s role.

The Carer’s Checklist can be accessed at or by clicking on the image to the left.