Journal article

Positive behaviour support in Australian disability policy, and its future with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Brent A Hayward, Lisa McKay-Brown, Shiralee Poed

Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2019

Abstract

Positive behaviour support features prominently in Australian state and federal disability policy, and with the move to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and the continuing role of the states in safeguarding the rights of people with disabilities, the representation of positive behaviour support in Australian policy is an important consideration. Extending a recent review of Australian state positive behaviour support policies, this study examined the NDIS quality and safeguarding framework. Using the concept of policy diffusion, the subject of restrictive practices was used to argue the risks associated with the representation of positive behaviour support in current Australi..

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