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IDeA Online Course - Design for Health, Wellness, & Social Participation

27th July 2016, Training
Health and wellness are generally accepted indicators of quality of life and well-being and serve as the foundations of positive living. Good health a...

IDeA Online UD and Home Modifications Course

27th July 2016, Training
This course examines the role that home modifications play in improving the fit between people and their homes. It describes the primary goals of home...

Ideal Stairlifts, now offer a Stairlift Product Features and Specification seminar

26th July 2016
Ideal Stairlifts are pleased to announce that we now offer a Stairlift Product Features and Specification seminar to Home Modification Specifiers incl...

Bathroom-Related Craniofacial Trauma Among the Elderly

25th July 2016
A recent Americal medical research article found that just under 10% of cranial facial truam aincidents were bathroom related. This is the first compr...

Evacuation of People with Disability and Emergent Limitations: Considerations for Safer Buildings and Efficient Evacuations, 2nd Edition

25th July 2016
Lee Wilson has produced a 2nd edition of theEvacuation of People with Disability and Emergent Limitations Guidebook. It has been updated with new cont...

US legislation being proposed is the first of its kind to incentivise older Americans to age in place

25th July 2016
US Bill HR-5254 Senior Accessible Housing Act, is the first Federal bill to incentivise older people to prepare their homes for Aging in Place. This g...

Innovation in grab rail fixings

21st July 2016
Grabrails can be difficult to install in rental properties and in plasterboard and steel framed walls.Consequently we have seen glass movers handles r...

Slip Resistance of Ramps

12th July 2016
A new edition of Industry Factsheet: Slip Resistance of Ramps is now available on the HMinfo website. This factsheet can assist Do It Yourself consume...

A new national resource to assist with hoarding and squalor

7th July 2016
THe Australian Ageing agenda is letting it's readers know about an important new reserouce relevant to those providing services in the home including ...

Help to create your NDIS plan or "My First Plan” for new NDIS participants

7th July 2016
With the fuullscale rollout of the NDIS on JUly 1st 2016 now its time to plan for the big changes in your life. The NDIA is concerned that theres bee...

Home Renovation with the assistance of an architect may improve resale by 10%

7th July 2016
Archicentre claims that working with an architect is the best way to turn your renovation dreams into reality ie. an Architect designed home can add u...

New e-Learning on intellectual disability mental health

6th July 2016
The e-learning has been developed to equip professionals in the disability sector with the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to respond to the m...

Availability of the environmental modifications core standard for OT practitioners who support people with a disability

6th July 2016
Clinical Innovation and Governance (CIG), Family and Community Services (FACS) is developing a number of core standard programs for Allied Health prac...

Universal Design 2016 (UD2016) - Learning from the past, designing for the future

5th July 2016, Event
The 3rd International Conference on Universal Design will take place in the historic city of York (formerly the Viking capital Jorvik and even more fo...


4th July 2016, Event
Housing for people with disability: Lets take action Griffith University is proud to partner with National Shelter and Queenslanders with Disability ...

Service Portal News Bulletin from FACS-ADHC

4th July 2016
New E-Learning Intellectual Disability Mental Health Modules for Disability Professionals Dear Disability Professionals We are excited to announce n...

Universal Design Conference COTA

23rd June 2016, Event
Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW) is pleased to bring you the 2nd Australian Universal Design Conference. After the success of the inaugural confer...

WORKSHOP: Environmental Home Modifications - The Basics - TAREE

23rd June 2016, Event
This is a two day workshop (Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August) for Occupational Therapists covering the knowledge and skills based required to prescrib...

Aging & Society: Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference

23rd June 2016, Event
2016 Special Focus: Aging, Life-course, Social Change Aging & Society: Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference features research addressing the following ...

Enablement Support Model Project - A part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) transition process

21st June 2016
The Commonwealth Government has funded the Enablement Support Model Project (Project) in the Hunter trial site so that work can be done with the cohor...

Qld Home Mods Discussion Group Meeting

15th June 2016, Event
Speakers will be Deb and Craig from Everyday Access to talk about stairlift installation. Liz shall present on the information from the MOD.A Home ...

Archicentre Floodsing Fact Sheets

7th June 2016
Archicentre have developed a number of important fact sheets that are available from their website relating to floods including some helpful tips and ...

Webinar: Commonwealth Home Support Programme Data Exchange 20 June 2016

6th June 2016
You are invited to a live webinar focusing on the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Data Exchange. The webinar will provide an update of the ...

Release of NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation Decision Paper on Pricing and Payments

6th June 2016
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released a decision paper on NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Pricing and Payments T...
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