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‘Autie-Biographies’: Life Writing Genres and Strategies from an Autistic Perspective

The proliferation of life writings written by people on the autism spectrum is a relatively recent phenomenon and has quickly become the touchstone for autism culture. Cultural and literary...

‘My memory’s back!’ Inclusive learning disability research using ethics, oral history and digital storytelling

This article outlines the methodological approach used to include people with learning disabilities as active participants in an oral history produced in Australia.

“She's been involved in everything as far as I can see”: Supporting the active participation of people with intellectual disability in community groups

This thesis aimed to identify the nature and impact of community group processes on the active participation of people with intellectual disability.

A brave new world? Neo-eugenics and its challenge to difference

This paper focuses on the surveillance and segregation of women with disabilities from a historical perspective. It indicated how the every-day lives of these women were affected by such practices.

A Hard Case Making Bad Law: Purvis v New South Wales and the Role of the Comparator Under the Disability Act 1992 (Cth)

This article analyses the case of Purvis v New South Wales in which the High Court of Australia ruled on a crucial matter on assessing whether an act can be regarded as illegal discrimination.

A new mentorship model: Towards ares employment and social inclusion for people with disability

This report evaluates the year-long multi-partnered project and exhibition called HERE&NOW13, which developed artistic skills and social inclusion of artists with disability.

A special court for special cases

This report discusses the context of the Special Circumstances Court established in Brisbane for defendants experiencing homelessness. It also presents the views of defendants and professionals about the effectiveness of the Court.

Access to mental health services in Victoria: A focus on ethnic communities

People from an ethnic minority background are less likely to use mental health services than the Australian-born people. This study examined the outcomes of an intervention aimed at increasing the use of mental health services by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Accessing disability services by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia

PURPOSE: To examine whether differences in access to specialist disability services by people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds when compared with those born in...

Active citizens or passive recipients: How Australian young adults with cerebral palsy define citizenship

This paper provides insights into the ways young people with cerebral palsy perceive their citizenship experiences. Young people, who were interviewed, aspired to make a positive contribution to society through active political participation.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...