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Setting True North - Evaluation of the Individualised Supported Living Professional Development Program.pdf (992.71 kB)

Setting True North - Evaluation of the Individualised Supported Living Professional Development Program.pdf

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People with disabilities can receive funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to support ‘Individualised living options’ (ILO). The Individualised Supported Living (ISL) framework (Cocks, Thoresen, McVilly, & O'Brien, 2017; Cocks et al., 2016; McVilly et al., 2017) is a research-based evidence-informed tool, grounded in person-centred approaches that has been developed to investigate and improve the quality and sustainability of individualised living arrangements over time.

Using the ISL framework, the University of Melbourne in partnership with Araluen and Able Australia undertook the development and evaluation of an ISL professional development program. The ISL professional development program was designed to equip disability service professionals with foundational knowledge of individualised supported living options and the capabilities to begin the process of undertaking an ISL evaluation specifically focused on the needs and aspirations of persons with intellectual disabilities. This is a report of the evaluation of the program.

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