Upcoming and Recent Events
- Next facilitator training sessions on 9th and 10th of May in Dubbo NSW, and 30th and 31st May 2017 in Sydney, get in touch with CDS if you are interested
- We recently presented at the 2016 IASSID World Congress
- Stop Press! I-CAN has a new article in the AJIDD and five articles recently published in JARID, eJHI, JIDD and InPsych.
- We gave this presentation at an Australian Sociological Association Symposium 19th June 2015 and this presentation at the IASSIDD 2014 Europe Congress Pathways to Inclusion in Vienna, Austria 14-17th July.
- Version 5 official launch held 26th March 2014 in Sydney, with Dr Mark Bagshaw and Prof. Roger Stancliffe.
- I-CAN wins another award! Full story and photos here.
What is the I-CAN?
The I-CAN is a support needs assessment, planning and resource allocation tool designed to assess and guide support delivery for people with disabilities including people with mental health concerns.
It provides a support services and family friendly holistic assessment conceptually based upon the internationally recognized WHO ICF framework. Support services can use the I-CAN for an independent costing estimate (assisting the transition to the NDIS), and to ensure quality services, integrated with health care plans and individual or person-centred plans. Families can use the I-CAN when applying to the NDIS and to coordinate and liase with support and health professionals. Government bodies can use the I-CAN to allocate resources and predict future costs. An individual support needs report is generated online which helps guide service delivery and planning and has many potential applications.
The screenshots give a good overview, there is a recent presentation, our tri-fold brochure, our facebook page or click here for more detailed information including the history and future of the I-CAN.
The I-CAN is used in many settings, including;
The award-winning I-CAN has been under continuous research and development since 1998 by a team of internationally recognised researchers primarily from the University of Sydney. The I-CAN has been published in international journals, and presented at leading conferences worldwide.
- An independent needs assessment when applying to the NDIS
- Resource allocation for individual funding
- Intake and discharge for people with acquired disabilities such as brain injury or quadriplegia
- Community support for people with intellectual disabilities
- Supported living for people with mental health concerns
- Planning for the move to community living for people leaving congregate settings
- Assessment and classification of disability
- Support expert evidence at legal hearings
Why use the I-CAN?
The I-CAN comprehensively assesses, describes and monitors an individual's support needs. Records are accurate regardless of staff turnover and improve quality outcomes. The I-CAN unites person-centred and strengths-based principles, by allowing the individual to direct their own assessment, in collaboration with their circle of support. This gives voice to their support needs, as opposed to assessments directed by professionals.
The I-CAN is at the forefront of best practice in support needs assessment, reflecting current paradigms. Easy to use on or offline, training is provided in both administration and the philosophy of support and empowerment.
- Provide a comprehensive intake assessment or discharge report
- Monitor support needs, outcomes and skill levels
- Inform service delivery decision making and predict possible changing needs
- Link together and streamline existing assessment and service delivery processes
- Provide an adjunct to psychological testing
- Profile supports and provide a basis for training or educative programs
- Improve communication with and between health, mental health and disability professionals
- Assist with funding applications
- Secure record keeping with additional privacy levels for sensitive information
How do I join in?
Certified Facilitators can login here. If you are interested in finding out more or want to make use of the I-CAN please contact us.
What can I do now?
Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or contact CDS
- I-CAN wins best peer-reviewed scientific paper at the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) the Person in the Centre Conference, Melbourne, September 08!
- We gave a presentation at the 3rd IASSID-Europe Congress, Rome, Italy, October 20-22nd 2010.
- We ran a workshop at the 44th ASSID Conference in Hobart, 4-6th November 09.
- We gave a presentation and workshop at the IASSID 2nd Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Singapore, 24-27th June 09.
- We presented at the National Conference: Self-Directed Services and Personal Budgets Melbourne, March 09.
- We presented at the IASSID 13th World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, August 08.