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Disability, the use of aids and the role of the environment

This report provides a broad-scale picture of the association between disability and the environment in Australia, by providing information on some of the environmental factors important to people with disabilities in Australia.

Early Childhood Intervention Coordination Program: Information Options Project

This report focuses on challenges and difficulties experienced by parents and service providers in accessing accurate and up-to-date information about early childhood services. It suggests some of the ways of removing barriers to accessing information.

Early Childhood Intervention Review: Nepean Blue Mountains/Hunter Trial SItes

A commissioned study into the delivery of Early Childhood Intervention services in the context of the NDIS roll out in the Nepean Blue Mountains and Hunter Regions of NSW.

Effectiveness of rehabilitation intervention in persons with multiple sclerosis: a randomised controlled trial

Multiple sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. This article seeks to explore the effectiveness of rehabilitation intervention in persons with multiple sclerosis.

Effects of Helicobacter pylori eradication among adults with intellectual disability

Adults with intellectual disability have lower Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication and higher side-effect rates than the general population. Two most significant risk factors for H. pylori are mal-adaptive behaviour and disability.

Enabling health reform

The federal government's health reform agenda says nothing about the disadvantages faced by people with an intellectual disability - despite Australia's international commitments. The Medicare Local system could help rectify this inequality.

End‐of‐life care and dying: issues raised by staff supporting older people with intellectual disability in community living services

This study explores the status of end-of-life care and dying of people with intellectual disability. End-of-life care entails complex interaction between the dying person and carers, other clients, health service providers and family members.

Enhancing community mental health services through formal partnerships with supported employment providers

A more recovery and social inclusion-oriented approach can ensure a more efficient use of public funds. Efficiency can be achieved through the implementation of evidence-based practices in supported employment by integrating employment services with community-based treatment and care.

Estimating the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome in Victoria using routinely collected administrative data

This paper aims to establish the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in Victoria through the Victorian Birth Defects Register (VBDR).

Evaluating diagnostic tools in autism assessments

The project examined the validity of the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS) in a sample of 26 children presenting for assessment with and without concerns about autism disorder.

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