Resources and Publications

As part of our goal to effectively disseminate and translate research, we have collated (in one place) all relevant LIDS-produced resources for people with a disability, their families, carers and associated services.

Free online learning programs

Enabling Risk: Putting Positives First:

www.enablingriskresource.com.au - Developed for disability support workers. Enabling people to take risks is an integral part of disability support work. It is also important that practice leaders, frontline managers, senior managers are aware of the essentials of enabling risk outlined in this resource as they play a significant role in creating the right environment for support workers to put risk enablement into practice.


Person-centred active support 'Every Moment has Potential'

www.activesupportresource.net.au - Provides an introduction to Person Centred Active Support - a way of working that enables everyone, no matter what their level of intellectual or physical disability, to make choices and participate in meaningful activities and social relationships. Developed specifically with Disability Support staff in mind.


'Supporting Inclusion' What does it mean to a person with intellectual disabilities?

http://supportinginclusion.weebly.com (password: encounter). The purpose of this resource is to create a space where disability support workers can think about what social inclusion means for people with intellectual disability, and learn or refresh some useful tools and strategies to support people with intellectual disability in ways that will promote their social inclusion.

Other training / resources

A Guide to Good Group Homes

Explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them.

This Research to Action Guide to Good Group Homes provides a suite of resources on this topic.

The rapid review summarises an extensive review of the research literature the Living with Disability (LiDs) Research Centre published in 2016. LiDs looked at the propositions (suggestions) about what makes a difference to the quality of group homes and thus the quality of life of the people with intellectual disability who live there. LiDs reviewed the strength of research evidence for these and reached conclusions about the factors that are most important to quality.

The accompanying practice guides will be most useful for two different audiences. First, families or carers assessing a group home for someone with intellectual disability whom they support. Second, this guide will be useful for professionals wanting to know what needs to be in place to provide good quality of life for people with intellectual disability in a group home.

AAT Tribunal Decision Digest

This quarterly digest has been prepared by the Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University. It aims to summarise a selection of Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) decisions about the NDIS published in the preceding three months and highlight overarching themes.

This work is funded by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, to help support the development of a sustainable NDIS that is true to its original purpose. It is intended to be freely available. The authors are Dr Darren O’DonovanProfessor Christine Bigby and Professor Jacinta Douglas from the La Trobe University Living with Disability Research Centre.

LiDs Newsletter

LiDs sends around six newsletters a year detailing new research, events and resources, sign up here.