Social Action Partners: Peer support for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria : project plan

Christiane Purcal, Karen R Fisher, Ngila Bevan, Ariella Meltzer, Sally Robinson

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Abstract

The project will establish local peer support groups of children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria. These groups will conduct action research about their experiences with self-directed disability support. The intention is to build capacity among participants in the transition to an NDIS-style policy landscape of self-directed support. The research findings will develop a profile of disability support from the perspective of children, young people and their families in Victoria and a baseline for a longitudinal study examining service information systems pre and post the introduction of the NDIS. The short project title is Social Action Partners. It signifies that the project uses social action research methods, which involve acting on social issues and feeding back experiences into the project. The title also signifies that the project is run in partnership between children, young people, families, group facilitators and university researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherUNSW Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781925218169
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Intellectual disability
  • NDIS
  • self-directed support
  • disability support
  • peer support

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