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Listening to families’ views regarding institutionalization & deinstitutionalization

This paper examines families' perspectives on institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation in Australia. Families opposed deinstitutionalisation because they though it would negatively affect them and their relatives with intellectual disabilities.

Living circumstances of children and adults with mental retardation or developmental disabilities in the united states, canada, england and wales, and australia

The purpose of this article was to collate evidence to describe where people with mental retardation or developmental disabilities live in five developed countries: United States, Canada, England, Wales, and Australia.

Making Life Good in the Community. Measures of resident outcomes and staff perceptions of the move from an institution

This report presents findings from a large-scale outcome survey which provides insight to the impact of de-institutionalisation to people with an intellectual disability, who were former residents of Kew Residential Services.

Moving from aged care facilities to community-based accommodation: Outcomes and environmental factors

This study explored the transition experiences of young men with brain injury who had lived in aged care facilities and moved into community-based settings. The young men reported positive transition experiences including increased independence, improved well-being and a sense of social inclusion.

People under 60 living in aged care facilities in Victoria

This paper presents survey findings relating to younger men in aged care facilities. The study focused on their occupational participation and social and recreational activities. It found that younger men's participation in these activities was relatively low.

Person-Centred Approaches to Private Housing for People with Disability: Impediments, Difficulties and Opportunities

This report presents the findings of a research project commissioned by the Disability Policy and Research Working Group (DPRWG) to explore the barriers and obstacles impeding a person-centered approach to planning and private housing for people with disability.

Physical activity levels of individuals living in a group home

This paper reports on the physical activity patterns of six adults living in a group home. While some met the Australian guidelines for physical activity participation, others did not. Walking to local trasnport was a common means of increasing physical activity participation.

Reasonable accommodation of university students wth disabilities

University students with disabilities have a right to safe and reasonable accommodation. This article examines the scope and meaning of the concept of reasonable accommodation concerning case law.

Review of the Respite and Information Services for Young Carers Program Final Report

This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the Respite and Information Services for Young Carers Program.

Staffing numbers and active support: a case study

This paper examined the effect of staffing levels on the amount of assistance provided to residents in one group home, and associated levels of resident engagement in activities prior to and following the implementation of active support.

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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...