Policy and Projects at Inclusion Designlab
Through major policy and project work, Inclusion Designlab promotes a more professional and skilled community sector, creating new opportunities for inclusion and citizenship. We work alongside people with intellectual disability, researchers, and strategic partners to create citizenship campaigns, professional development materials, online resources, and policy solutions.
Circles of Support
Inclusion Designlab successfully applied for a 12-month national ILC readiness grant from the NDIA to establish the National Resource Centre. The NRCCOSAM is collaborating with Circles of Support and Microboards providers across Australia to develop a number of useful resources that include:
- A web accessible portal that hosts information about COSAM services from across Australia
- A number of publications and training material for people with a disability , families and others interested in COSAM
- A series of webinars about Circles and Microboards
- A 1800 number for additional information
July 2017 – June 2018
Community Inclusion Initiative
Inclusion Designlab was part of the Community Inclusion Initiative coordinated by the National Disability Services.
NDS established the Community Inclusion Initiative to help inform the provision of community participation support under the NDIS. As part of the initiative, 11 service providers from across Australia worked with 46 people with disability to explore community participation from the perspectives of service users and families, service providers, the disability system, mainstream services and the community.