SL&RR blog

Deakin students working with SL&RR

You may remember Grace McArther. Grace completed an honours project with Patsie and Amie in 2019. Some students opt to do honours projects which are usually a 1-2 hour extension […]

2020 SL&RR virtual conference

On the 22nd May, we held the SL&RR conference online! We had so many people there, in fact we had 30! In the past we couldn’t have imagined our conference […]

New SL&RR story alert: Carol’s Story

In December 2019, SL&RR Peer Educator Sarina Rakidzic filmed Carol’s story. Carol shares her story about being a lesbian, finding a partner, connecting to other other people with intellectual disability, […]

Mean As: Kiwi stories from people with disability

In Aotearoa New Zealand, when people say “Mean As!” they usually mean something is pretty “awesome!” Our respectful relationships research sibling from across the ditch has launched their long-awaited Mean […]

Having a Say conference 2020

The 2020 Having a Say (HaS) Conference was 24th-26th February at Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus. Deakin & SL&RR shared a stall in the HaS expo which was attended by […]

‘Staying Safe’- Valid

Valid have released a series of videos on their ‘staying safe’ campaign. These feature information about human rights, advocacy, abuse, neglect, and advice to speak up and reach out to […]

New Family Violence and Disability Films from WDV

Women with Disability Victoria have released a new series of films about family violence and disability. The films are design to inform disability workers and each • Preventing and responding […]

2019- The year it has been

As we reflect on our work in SL&RR over 2019, we highlight many achievements: 2 new sites were developed 9 new Peer Educators were trained 8 new Program Partners were […]


Linda Stokoe, SL&RR Per Educator, has written an article for Disability Services Consulting about relationships for people with intellectual disability. “You have the right to be in a respectful relationship, […]

Nothing about us without us

Patsie Frawley and Amie O’Shea have a new article published in Sex Education Journey titled “‘Nothing about us without us’: sex education by and for people with intellectual disability in […]

People of SL&RR: Rachael Nicholls

Rachael Nicholls works at a day service for adults with intellectual disability in Gippsland called the George Gray Centre. She loves her job “I get to smile and laugh everyday”. […]