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Children with Autism – NDIA Consultation

15/05/2021 by Liz Summers

Ensuring that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are properly supported is important to us! SAL Consulting is encouraged to see the NDIA seeking submissions regarding the approach to supporting children with Autism under 13 years of age, and their families. The consultation process has been based on the early intervention research paper delivered by Autism […]

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NPY Womens Council Disability Project – ‘To live a good life’

25/10/2018 by Liz Summers

SAL Consulting has been involved in the Northern Territory’s Behaviour Support Community of Practice project. One of our partners in this project – the NPY Women’s Council have just published a fantastic report around their project ‘To live a good life’. The project asked the question, ‘What makes a good life for Aboriginal people with a disability […]

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Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

12/02/2017 by Liz Summers

In the Society for Human Resource Management Blog, Andrea Choate explores the links between neuroscience, unconscious bias and the workplace. Choate identifies the neurological processes that underlie the reason which makes unconscious bias a universal trait of the human condition. Processes in various areas of the brain – including the amygdala, hippocampus and frontal-cortex – […]

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The Case for Trauma-Informed Philanthropy

12/02/2017 by Liz Summers

In her Huffington Post article, Abby Alexanian argues the case for philanthropists to take a trauma-informed approach to giving. In doing so she highlights the ways institutions such as courts, schools and homelessness services could better support their constituents through a trauma-informed approach to the work that they perform. Alexanian highlights the success of the […]

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Needless deaths of people with intellectual disability:

10/02/2017 by Liz Summers

The Acting NSW Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, and Deputy Ombudsman & Community and Disability Services Commissioner, Steve Kinmond, discuss the implications highlighted by a recent UNSW study revealing that adults with intellectual disability are more than twice as likely to die from potentially avoidable causes as the general population in an article published by the […]

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