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Gender differences in the perceptions of psychosocial experiences reported by persons with disabilities

The objective of this study was to describe the subjective experience of living with disability.

General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2014

This is a summary of findings which provides a snapshot of the data collected in the 2014 General Social Survey. The findings present how Australia has progressed on aspects of social capital such as participation, support, feelings of safety and trust.

Identifying the barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity for children with Down syndrome

The aim of this study was to explore the barriers and facilitators to physical activity for children with Down syndrome.

Issues of active ageing: Perceptions of older people with lifelong intellectual disability

The study aimed to investigate the lived experiences of older people with lifelong intellectual disability and to explore the meaning of active ageing for this group.

Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation

Quarterly journal covering issues such as disabilities and social policy, practice, research, and theory.

Keeping Children with a Disability Safely in their Families

This article explores which support programme(s) for children with a disability and their families positively influenced outcomes for the child and family, and if significant positive change did occur, which programme elements, strategies and/or techniques contributed to positive client outcomes.

Left Behind 2014: monitoring the social inclusion

This Policy Bulletin is the second in an annual series reporting on the social inclusion/exclusion of young Australians with self-reported long term health conditions, impairments or disabilities.

Living safer sexual lives: research and action

This article seeks to explore issues of sexuality and human relationships in people with learning disabilities.

Meeting in the middle: improving communication in primary health care consultations with people with an intellectual disability

This study reported that general practitioners (GPs) experienced difficulties in communicating, providing diagnosis and informing patients with intellectual disabilities in Brisbane. Patients with disability expressed frustration about communication difficulties with GPs.

Missing discourses: concepts of joy and happiness in disability

This paper shows how people with a disability are described in policy and research settings. It suggests that they are often negatively represented. The authors argue that policy‐makers and academics alike need to be sensitive to the dynamics of languages (discourses) about disability.

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