ADVOCACY IN CONTEMPORARY DISABILITY PRACTICE
Credit points: 15
Choice and control by people with a disability over their own lives, is central to the new model of funding for disability support services introduced by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In parallel, political participation and the inclusion of people with disability in shaping social systems is central to the United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). In this subject, students will explore the complexities that exercising choice and control poses for people with cognitive disability, and develop knowledge and skills in new approaches such as supported decision making. It will also explore the challenges and strategies for ensuring the collective voices of people with cognitive disabilities are heard about systemic issues. Finally this subject will support professionals to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to support people with disabilities and their families to navigate the NDIS and the uncertain interfaces between mainstream support and specialist disability support.
SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorSian Anderson
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted into HOUA
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Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
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On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSian Anderson
Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h scheduled online class every three weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 11.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Comparative Report (2,000-word equivalent)Students to compare and contrast the individual and systemic challenges to exercising choice and control over their own lives experienced by people with disabilities with and without cognitive disabilities.
Reflective Piece (1,000-word equivalent)Reflective piece on how the UNCRPD and NDIS has affected the lived experience of a person in a given situation.
Scenario Response (2,500-word equivalent)Students to engage with a complex situation involving a person with a cognitive disability requiring advocacy support.
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