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Signs of change: Contemporary attitudes to Australian sign language

This study explores contemporary attitudes to Australian Sign Language (Auslan).In the past two decades, a growing awareness and acceptance of Auslan has emerged among deaf and hearing Australians.

Single Participant Studies in Positive Behaviour Support for Parents of Individuals with Brain Injuries

This paper reported the results of three single participant studies which examined effects of in-home parent-implemented Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) interventions on behaviour of individuals with brain injuries.

Stop the Violence Improving Service Delivery for Women and Girls with Disabilities

Stop the Violence is part of a multi-layered approach to assisting women with disabilities under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.

Suicide prevention training outside the mental health service system: evaluation of a state-wide program in Australia for rehabilitation and disability staff in the field of traumatic brain injury

This paper describes an initiative to train rehabilitation and disability staff working in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The Effectiveness of Parent Management Training To Increase Self-Efficacy in Parents of Children with Asperger Syndrome

The study assessed the effectiveness of an intervention programme. The intervention programme aimed at increasing parental competence in management of problem behaviours associated with Asperger syndrome.

The Interagency Guideline for Addressing Violence, Neglect and Abuse (IGUANA)

Guide articulating 7 actions if situation involving violence, neglect or abuse is reported to, witnessed by, or suspected by a staff member or volunteer.

The legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment : part 3 (Victoria)

This is the final article in a series of three that examines the legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity. This article considers the position in Victoria.

The Plight of People Living With Disabilities within Australian Immigration Detention: Demonised, Detained and Disowned

This paper focuses on the plight of people living with a disability detained in Australian run immigration detention centres, in both onshore and offshore facilities (including Christmas Island, Nauru and Manus Island).

Total population investigation of dental hospitalizations in Indigenous children under five years in Western Australia using linked data

This study compares dental hospital admissions in a total state birth population of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children aged under five years in Western Australia. Indigenous children were worse off than non-Indigenous children in terms of a number of health outcome measures.

Transition from prison for people with intellectual disability: A qualitative study of service professionals: a qualitative study of service professionals

This research examined how those with intellectual disability experienced their transition from prison, and how criminal justice, health and disability sector professionals perceived these experiences

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