Community Disability Services

Community Disability Services : An evidence-based approach to practice

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The first Australasian text on community disability services to provide a ready source of evidence based practice and service management guidelines. The book seeks to provide an integration of principles, policy, and practice in disability service provision in the 21st century. It will have a broad audience including those studying for relevant disability qualifications, and those involved in supporting people with disabilities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 165 x 240 x 164mm | 690g
  • Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • 0868406155
  • 9780868406152
  • 797,177

Table of contents

About the contributors; Preface; Disability in contemporary society; Theory, research and practice; The purpose of this book; What the book does not do; How the book is organised; PART 1: DISABILITY AND MODERN SOCIETY; Chapter 1: Conceptions of disability Ian Dempsey and Karen Nankervis; Chapter 2: Lifting the silence Patricia O'Brien, Christopher Newell and Irene McEninery with Avril Thesing; Chapter 3: Belief systems and disability services Ian Dempsey; PART 2: WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY; Chapter 4: Supporting empowerment and choice making Karen Nankervis and Roger J Stancliffe; Chapter 5: Planning for support Karen Nankervis; Chapter 6: Services for people with extensive to pervasive support needs Vanessa A Green, Jeff Sigafoos, Mark O'Reilly and Michael Arthur-Kelly; Chapter 7: Positive behaviour supports: issues and practices Michael Arthur-Kelly; Chapter 8: Community Inclusion: belonging to people, not just places John Annison; PART 3: WORKING IN DISABILITY SERVICES; Chapter 9: Legislation and policy Ian Dempsey; Chapter 10: Professional ethics and disability services Keith R McVilly and Trevor R Parmenter; Chapter 11: Services for people with a disability: availability, Issues and models Roger J Stancliffe; Chapter 12: Understanding the management context AJ (Tony) Shaddock; Chapter 13: Staff learning and development Karen Nankervis and Jan Matthews; Chapter 14: Effective communication and collaboration Greg Robinson.
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About Ian Dempsey

Ian Dempsey is a lecturer and researcher based at the Centre for Special Education and Disability Studies at the University of Newcastle. He has previously worked as a schoolteacher, a teacher of children and adolescents with autism, and a coordinator of a respite care service for people with a disability. Karen Nankervis is the Head of Division, Disability Studies, in the School of Health Sciences at RMT University, Melbourne, Karen has more than 20 years' experience in providing support to people with disabilities. She has been the national president of the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability and the editor of Intellectual Disability Australia.
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