Tag Archives: Disability services

US GAO report discusses Social Security Administration use of continuing disability reviews (CDR)

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published the report, Social security disability : SSA could increase savings by refining its selection of cases for disability review (PDF 3.5MB). The report, “evaluates , among other things, how SSA selects … Continue reading

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ANAO report examines early intervention services for children with disability

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) have released the report, Early intervention services for children with disability (PDF 1.7MB). The objective of the audit was to was to, “assess the effectiveness of the Department of Social Services’ administration of early … Continue reading

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Trauma-informed framework for supporting people with intellectual disability developed

A trauma-informed framework for supporting people with intellectual disability has been developed for service providers in conjunction with groups including the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services (FACS). The document, Taking time : framework. Trauma-informed framework for supporting … Continue reading

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UK Government releases second response to Personal Independent Payment independent review

The UK Government has published the document, Government’s second response to the Independent Review of the Personal Independence Payment Assessment (PDF 590kb). The response, “relates to the medium and long term recommendations contained in the review” as well as providing … Continue reading

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Independent UK report examines care and support for children with disabilities

The True Colours Trust in the United Kingdom recently commissioned Demos to produce the report, Life to the full : care and support in the UK for disabled children and children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions (PDF 1.6MB). The report … Continue reading

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DHS media release discusses use of Auslan videoconferencing

The Australian Department of Human Services media release, Auslan videoconferencing a sign of the times at DHS, discusses a recent project between the department and Deaf Services Queensland designed to, “to break down barriers in service delivery for deaf Australians.”

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NDS releases report on language services

National Disability Services (NDS) have released the report, Everyone counts: why language services matter (PDF 1.3MB). The report, “is the end result of a process that aimed to investigate how disability services in NSW currently support people from CALD backgrounds … Continue reading

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New research brief examines long-term services and supports for older Americans

The US Department of Health and Human Services Office Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation has published the research brief, Long-term services and supports for older Americans : risks and financing (PDF 265kb) The brief, “presents information … Continue reading

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AIHW releases report on disability support services

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the report, Disability support services. Services provided under the National Disability Agreement, 2013-14 (PDF 940kb). The report found that, “in 2013–14, an estimated 321,531 people used disability support services under … Continue reading

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Report on childhood disability and poverty in New Zealand

The Child Poverty Action Group has released a report entitled, ‘It shouldn’t be this hard’: children, poverty and disability (PDF 426KB). The report details available services and makes recommendations in relation to service delivery.

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