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Equal Access to Wellbeing consultation draft - PDF format

There are longstanding concerns in New Zealand regarding access to effective treatment and support for autistic people and people with learning disability who also experience mental distress and addiction. The draft Equal Access to Wellbeing framework (the framework) has been developed in response to these concerns. It sets out the principles, knowledge and skills needed by the health and disability workforces to support health and wellbeing for autistic people and people with learning disability and who experience mental distress and addiction, all of which may or may not be formally diagnosed. The framework has been developed collaboratively by tāngata whaikaha and workforce stakeholders. For the workforces, the impact of the framework will extend beyond working with tāngata whaikaha and will benefit overall practice.

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