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People with Disability Satisfaction of Needs

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Transcript of People with Disability Satisfaction of Needs

SHESEA
What does SHESEA stand for?

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Sense of Identity
Health
Depending on the severity and type of disability, individuals will experience varying levels of health and wellbeing.

Some individuals are able to care for themselves or complete day-to-day tasks with the help of family and friends. Others may require the ongoing support of health care professionals.
Further health risks
Education
Depending on the level of physical or mental disability, the education of an individual can be affected.

School aged individuals with a disability are supported by the education system to provide for their special learning needs. The NSW Department of Communities caters for the needs of student with disability by identifying and assessing the disability and discussing and negotiating the best option for the student.

What are some of the facilities/services that promotes inclusivity for people with disabilities in terms of education?
Often a lot of the barriers for people with some form of disability are not their own physical limitations but rather the attitude of those around them.



Having a disability does not make an individual incapable of attaining any of these things.
People with Disability Satisfaction of Needs
Individuals with a disability can often experience a lack of sense of identity. They may compare themselves to non-disabled individuals and concetrate on the experiences they are unable to encounter and the lifestyle they will never have. It is important for famiies, carers and friends to promote the sense of identity of disabled individuals by challenging negative beliefs and distressed emotions.

Often people with disabilities gain a strong sense of identity through their involvement in charity and fund raising activities that benefit the disabled community.
Some are also proud of their involvement in activities such as the Paralympics, allowing them to be active and valuable members of society.
In some cases, having a disability may be a predisposition for other health concerns at a higher rate than non-disabled people.

for example, a person confined to their bed may develop acute problems such as pressure ulcers and respiratory tract infections due to being sedentary.
What can you interpret from the following graphs?
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Products/4367.0~2007-2008~Main+Features~Selected+Long-Term+Health+Conditions?OpenDocument
Safety and Security
Individuals with a disability have a right to feel safe and secure in their surroundings. In some situations where risk is apparent, disabled individuals may be disadvantaged in their ability to eliminate risk or remove themselves from a dangerous situation.

For example, if a woman who uses a wheel chair in on one of a buildings higher levels and cannot use the lift if a fire breaks out, she will find it difficult to escape compared to a person with no disability.
http://www.evac-chair.co.uk/Demonstration-Video-25-Second.aspx
Safety Mobility Pty Ltd
Australian business that sells products for aiding peoples transportation up and down stars in any emergency.
Employment
Many people with a disability will find it difficult to secure permanent work due to the nature of their disability, their level of education and the attitudes of employers.

There is a number of government and community based services that cater for individuals with disabilities trying to find a job.
Centrelink offers:
employment services for eligible individuals
services to assist individuals having problems at their current employment due to their illnes or disability
reimbursement to employers for costs of workplace modifications when employing people with disabilities
Visit : www.deewr.gov.au

Go to Employment - Programs - Disability Employmnt Services

Answer the following:

1. Identify two clearly distinct programs regarding assessment and referral processes.

2. Describe the key distinguishing feature of Disability Employment Services.

3. Outline the services provided to job seekers regarding job placement and support.

All individuals have the same basic concerns; that is food, water, shelter and to feel a sense of belonging.
Adequate Standard of Living
Individuals with a disability, like all individuals, are entitled to secure, safe and appropriate housing. People with disabilities may live in independent housing or with family members. Often modifications may need to be made to cater for their diverse needs.

List some common home modifications that may be needed:
Refer to your hand out on 'Group Accommodation'

Answer the following:

1. What is group accommodation?
2. Describe the support services offered to individuals in group accommodation.
3. How can this address an individuals needs and improve wellbeing?
Individuals Self - assessed Health Status
Individuals Number of Long-Term Health Conditions
Individuals who have Asthma
Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes
Do you think educational institutions are doing enough for students with disabilities? Can you suggest what else could be done?
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