Introductory Video - Participant Fact Sheets for Behaviour Support - video transcript

Presenter: Shailaja Menon - Practice Advisor for the National Behaviour Support team

February 2023

Hello, my name is Shailaja Menon. I'm the Practice Advisor for the National Behaviour Support team at the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

I'm also a participant of the NDIS and have lived experience of disability.

I'm here to talk about some new resources.

The NDIS Commission has developed a series of five participant fact sheets about behaviour support.

They are available on our website now.

What do the fact sheets cover?

The five fact sheets include :

1. What is positive behaviour support?

2.  Understanding your rights as an NDIS participant.

3. How to find and choose a specialist behaviour support provider who best meets your needs?

4. What you can expect from your specialist behaviour, support provider and information about what good quality behaviour support looks like.

5.  What to do if the provider doesn't meet your needs or expectations?

Each fact sheet builds on the information provided in the one before.

They can be read together in order, or you can choose to go directly to a topic that interests you most.

The fact sheets also include links to other helpful information.

Why did we create the fact sheets?

We created the fact sheets because we wanted to make sure, that participants and their families had accessible information to behaviour support.

We wanted to empower and educate.

And we wanted to promote self-advocacy, choice and control.

How did we create the fact sheets?

We created the fact sheets with and for NDIS participants.

We used a broad but targeted consultation process that included participants and peak bodies representing them. For example, People with Disabilities Australia and Inclusion Australia.

We got input from NDIS Providers by the Alliance 20 and NDS.

We consulted with the senior practitioners Practice leadership group, including representatives of each state and territories, restrictive practice authorization body.

We got in touch with the NDIA and the Department of Social Services policy branch.

And finally, we worked with the Information Access Group to develop the Easy Read versions.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved.

Where can you find the fact sheets?

The fact sheets are available on our website now. To help you find them, please scan the QR code or follow the link provided.

The participant fact sheets are available in Plain English and Easy Read formats.

Plain English means they have been written in simple words.

Easy Read means they have been written in simple words with supporting images to explain meaning.

The fact sheets can be viewed and downloaded in either PDF or word format.

You can also use the read aloud feature on our website if you choose.

We hope these resources are helpful for you, and we invite you to use and share them. If you have any questions or would like further information, please get in touch with us by email or phone. Thank you very much.