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Beyond compliance: ACE and the disability standards for education in 2005

This article evaluates the place of people with a disability in adult and community education (ACE) , and then reviews some of the provisions of the Standards as they relate to student support.

Breaking Out of a Distinct Social Space: Reflections on Supporting Community Participation for People with Severe and Profound Intellectual Disability

Ethnographic and action research methods were used to collect data on the meaning of inclusion attached by staff when implementing a programme, known as the Community Inclusion Framework, in a group home for five adults with severe intellectual disabilities in Victoria, Australia.

Care proceedings and parents with learning difficulties: comparative prevalence and outcomes in an English and Australian court sample

This paper presents and contrasts the findings from two independent but comparable court studies in England and Australia of care proceedings involving parents with learning difficulties.

Caring for people with a mental disability at home: Australian carers’ perceptions of service provision

This paper shows carer perceptions of the adequacy of assistance. The findings show that people with mental and severe disability are more likely to think that they received inadequate service.

Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' Census of Population and Housing includes one measure of disability – the need for assistance with core activities.

Closure of the Challinor Centre II: An extended report on 95 individuals after 12 months of community living

Individuals with mental health problems were relocated to community-based group homes. The study showed that relocation to the community was associated with a more active and normalised lifestyle than experienced in the institutional setting.

Community and cluster centre residential services for adults with intellectual disability: long-term results from an Australian-matched sample

This paper reports on the relocation of people with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour. Both cluster centre and dispersed community living offer lifestyle and skill development advantages compared with opportunities available in large residential institutions.

Community Perspectives and Subjective Quality of Life

This study pioneers the use of a sense of community measure to better understand the degree to which feelings of belonging are associated with quality of life of people with an

Controversial practices in the education of students with high support needs

This paper focuses on controversial practices in schools by teachers. Teachers lacked access to research-based evidence and relied on informal and personal sources of information.

Defining the Content for a New Quality of Life Questionnaire for Students with Low Vision (The Impact of Vision Impairment on Children: IVI_C)

This study aims to obtain statement which describes the impact of vision impairment on participation in every day activities of school-aged children (8–18 years). The statements obtained are used to

design a new quality of life questionnaire for students with low vision.

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