Dating and disability issues and insight
Newsletter No 1 2014 (PDF 239kb | Newsletter No 1 2014 (text doc 10.5kb) Mardi Gras Come join Touching Base march in the 2014 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade with our queer friendly friends from People with Disability Australia Inc, Family Planning NSW and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
This site is primarily for socially awkward people who want to work on their own issues.
For more information and RSVP details please this link to the flyer TBASE Resources Launch Invitation (PDF 225KB) You may have heard that a select committee has formed to review sex industry regulation in NSW. Sex work in NSW was decriminalised in 1995 as a result of the Wood Royal Commission into police corruption. You can view the Touching Base info kit here: info kit is based on an information pack for sex workers produced by Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association, and the Sex Workers Outreach Project NSW (SWOP).
Decriminalisation is seen worldwide as the best practice model of sex industry regulation, especially for sex worker health and safety. The Touching Base information kit on the 2015 NSW inquiry into the regulation of brothels includes: October 2014 or follow this link to register now – Supported by Family Planning NSW and IDEAS (Information on Disability Education & Awareness Services) Family Planning NSW Family Forum – On Saturday, 6th September Touching Base took part in an afternoon Sexuality and Relationships Forum for parents and carers of people with intellectual disability – hosted by Family Planning NSW. Touching Base at SEXPO – come and join our Vice President Denise Beckwith and President Saul Isbister for our first presentation at SEXPO in Sydney on the 1st August.
Smith and Hodges define ethics as a “human reflecting self-consciously on the act of being a moral being.
This implies a process of self-reflection and awareness of how to behave as a moral being.
NAADAC has established a set of ethical best-practices that apply to universal ethical deliberation.
Further, NAADAC recognizes and encourages the notion that personal and professional ethics cannot be dealt with as separate domains.
The social model of disability identifies systemic barriers, negative attitudes and exclusion by society (purposely or inadvertently) that mean society is the main contributory factor in disabling people.NAADAC members, addiction professionals and/or licensed/certified treatment providers (subsequently referred to as addiction professionals) recognize that the ability to do well is based on an underlying concern for the well-being of others.This concern emerges from recognition that we are all stakeholders in each other's lives - the well-being of each is intimately bound to the well-being of all; that when the happiness of some is purchased by the unhappiness of others, the stage is set for the misery of all.A fundamental aspect of the social model concerns equality.The struggle for equality is often compared to the struggles of other socially marginalized groups.
Some definitions are dictated by law, individual belief systems, religion or a mixture of all three.