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Intellectual Disability

Guidelines for Research in the Area of Intellectual Disability

Aim: To guide people interested in conducting research in the field of intellectual disability, including how to include people with intellectual disability themselves and suggestions for easy-read formats.

Benefits: Research guidelines are often not tailored to inclusive research for people with intellectual disability. This paper suggests different models of how this may occur.

ACI Pre-implementation Added: 11 November 2013|Last updated: 12 November 2013

WentWest Child Development Care (CDC) Coordination Project Evaluation

Aim: To improve the health, growth and development of children through awareness of developmental concerns and service supports.

Benefits: Early identification of need and awareness of services to support patients and families and professionals.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 10 July 2015|Last updated: 16 July 2015

Access to Health Services for People with Intellectual Disability: The Patient Story

Aim: To inform people with intellectual disability, and their carers, about how the health system works to address their needs; To give health professionals insights on how the people they care for interact with the health system.

Benefits: Adapting the health service needs of people with intellectual disability according to their identified needs.

ACI Pre-implementation Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 4 December 2013

Catalogue of Research on Intellectual Disability (NSW)

Aim: Identify current research and research gaps concerned with intellectual disabilities.

Benefits: Awareness of what research is current in the field of intellectual disability in NSW, including gaps, funding sources, and identification of suggestions for minimal data set.

ACI Pre-implementation Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 4 December 2013

Mapping of Services within NSW Health for People with an Intellectual Disability

Aim: Develop a web based service directory of available NSW Health service and resources for people with an Intellectual Disability. Identify existing specialist service and gaps in service for future planning.

Benefits: Information collected will be developed into a web based service directory for use by clinicians/health professionals, consumers and their families/carers. The information collected will also be used to support local and state-wide service delivery and to identify gaps in service for future planning.

ACI Pre-implementation Added: 30 May 2014|Last updated: 2 June 2014

Inclusion in Mainstream Health Services: Using Visuals for people with intellectual disability

Aim: This project aims to improve communication between people with disabilities and health professionals in busy mainstream healthcare environments by developing and evaluating the use of visuals.

Benefits: Using visual aids for people with intellectual disability in busy healthcare environments can assist with communication and allay fear and confusion for the person undergoing routine procedures such as dental examination, having bloods taken and a physical examination. Simple visual aids which can be readily accessed by consumers, carers and staff and adapted to the individual situation will enhance the interaction with health services and benefit health outcomes for people with intellectual disability.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 10 July 2015|Last updated: 10 July 2015

Other initiatives related to Intellectual Disability:

NSW Stroke Reperfusion Project (SRPP) NSW Stroke Reperfusion Project (SRPP)
Agency for Clinical Innovation

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