New e-Learning module on transitions and life events is now available for disability professionals

| 12 Aug 2019

“Providing Mental Health Support to People with Intellectual Disability through Transitions and Life Events"


The module aims to further disability professionals’ understanding of how to support a person with intellectual disability through transitions and life events, ranging from adolescence to retirement and aged care.

It covers topics such as:

  • What is meant by a transition and why a person with intellectual disability may find transitions challenging
  • The impact a transition may have on a person with intellectual disability
  • How to support carers through transitions
  • Specific transitions that people with intellectual disability may experience
  • What is meant by a successful transition
  • What is involved in transition planning
  • Life events and wellbeing
  • Supporting mental health through transitions and life events

The free e-learning resource can be accessed by a quick registration at  

Our e-learning modules have been specifically tailored to disability professionals and their unique role in providing support. Other modules available in this resource can be found here.

The e-learning site was launched in 2013 to educate people about intellectual disabilities and mental health. The modules have been developed by The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) and funded by Ageing Disability and Home Care, Family and Community Services.