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Individual characteristics associated with community integration of adults with intellectual disability

This study identified individual characteristics associated with community integration of adults with an intellectual disability. Results showed that daily life skills were an important factor determining life circumstances.

Joint attention, language, social relating, and stereotypical behaviours in children with autistic disorder

This study aimed to investigate the relationships between abilities to initiate and respond to joint attention and symptoms of autism that have, and have not, been theoretically linked to joint attention.

Locked in ... and locked out: women with intellectual disabilities: coming out of the institution

This article seeks to explore the lives of 21 women with intellectual disability living together in an institution.

Medico-legal interaction in disability and fatal claims

This article seeks to explore primary causes of disability and death in the context of claims.

Mental disorders, disability and health service use amongst Vietnamese refugees and the host Australian population

This paper reports on the prevalence of mental health problems encountered by Vietnamese refugees resettled in Australia. It argues that they do not impose a burden on general or mental health services.

Mental illness and intellectual disability in magistrates courts in New South Wales, Australia

This study determined the prevalence of dual diagnoses of intellectual disability (ID) and/or cognitive impairment (CI) and psychiatric disorder in a sample of accused persons appearing before four Magistrates Courts in New South Wales. Findings highlight the unmet mental health needs.

Mid-term review, younger people in Residential Aded Care (YPIRAC) program

This report analyses the targets, performance and key issues associated with a residential aged care programme. The review found that the programme had positive impacts on young men with a disability.

Nurses' role in caring for people with a comorbidity of mental illness and intellectual disability: A literature review

This paper presents an analysis of published literature on the role of nurses caring for people with dual disability. It identified some key themes such as case management, communication, risk, advocacy, health promotion and leadership.

Offenders with an Intellectual Disability and the Arrest Process

This article seeks to explain the disproportionate involvement of people with disabilities with the criminal justice system in Western Australia.

People with cognitive and mental health impairment - 2nd report

This report focuses on the law relating to people with mental health and/or cognitive impairments who have committed serious offences.

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