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National Institute of Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

The National Institute for Intellectual Disability (NIID) is one of Trinity College Dublin's most innovative initiatives. Its mission is promoting inclusion for people with intellectual disability through education, research and advocacy.

Opportunities for Authentic Experience and Reflection: A Teaching Programme Designed to Change Attitudes Towards Disability for Pre-service Teachers

This paper investigates the beliefs and attitudes towards people with disabilities of 11 pre-service teachers.

Outcomes of children with mild-profound congenital hearing loss at 7 to 8 years: A population study

Cognitive, linguistic, social and behavioural development of children with hearing-loss were assessed as part of a large study. Children with hearing-loss developed reading and language skills later than others. However, there was no significant difference regarding adaptive functioning and health.

Parents’ perspectives on the communication skills of their children with severe disabilities

This study explored parents' perspectives on the communication skills of their children with severe disabilities.

People with a Disability in Vocational Education and Training: A Statistical Compendium

This statistical compendium examines vocational education and training (VET) students with a disability focusing on their participation levels, achievements and outcomes from VET, and identifies gaps and/or issues with the existing data.

Perceived stress, perceived social support, and wellbeing among mothers of school‐aged children with cerebral palsy

The study considers how severity of disability, perceived stress, and perceived social support impact on the wellbeing of a group of mothers caring for school‐aged children with cerebral palsy. Results showed that perceived stress and perceived social support significantly influenced wellbeing.

Performance Audit: Supporting students with disability in NSW public schools

This audit examines how well the NSW Department of Education is managing and supporting teachers and students with disability in the transition to school.

Perspectives on Education and Training: Social Inclusion, 2009

This article assesses barriers to participation in education for 'at risk' groups, such as people who have a mental illness or disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and people from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Perspectives on the role of the community pharmacist in the provision of healthcare to people with intellectual disabilities: exploration of the barriers and solutions

The objective of this study was twofold: to gain an understanding of the perceptions of individual pharmacists in relation to their role in the provision of healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities, and to identify barriers impacting on successful implementation of this role.

Picture-book reading as an intervention to teach the use of line drawings for communication with students with severe intellectual disabilities

This study reports on a group intervention using a semiscripted book reading routine implemented by a teacher in a classroom for students with severe intellectual disabilities.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...