Healthcare resources for people with intellectual disability
The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards support the right of people with intellectual disability to equitable health care. This page provides further resources to assist those with intellectual disability and their family and supporters to understand and advocate for equitable health care, as part of the Commission’s support for improved health care for people with intellectual disability.
About Me: Questions to ask about Reasonable Adjustment
About Me: Questions to ask about Reasonable Adjustment is an Easy Read document for people with intellectual disability. It aims to support people with intellectual disability, their supporters and clinicians to talk about the person’s disability and what they need to make their health care accessible. It also includes a link to the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights.
Resources for people with intellectual disability and their family and supporters:
- The Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) has health guides in Easy Read for people with intellectual disability
- Speech Pathology Australia has a range of fact sheets (with Easy Read)
- Developmental Disability WA provides training opportunities (including online courses), resources, support and practical assistance for support groups, and they conduct a number of projects involving people with intellectual disability
- Books Beyond Words are wordless picture stories covering topics including physical and mental health. Each story is co-created with and for people who find pictures easier to understand than words
- Easy Health is an online library of accessible health information with simple words, clear pictures and films. It is free to join to access all the resources.