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'Do You Think I'm Stupid?': Urban Encounters between People with and without Intellectual Disability

This paper discusses patterns of interaction between people with and without intellectual disability. It is based on observations at a suburb in Melbourne.

'Just like you': A disability awareness programme for children that enhanced knowledge, attitudes and acceptance: Pilot study findings

Disability awareness programmes aim to increase knowledge and acceptance of disability. This article seeks to evaluate a disability awareness programme for students aged 9–11 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.

19 stories of social inclusion: lessons from the lives of everyday Australians on belonging, disability and community contribution

This project explores what it means for people with disabilities to be “socially included”, and what it means to exercise the right to live independently and be included.

A case study of an intentional friendship between a volunteer and adult with severe intellectual disability: “My life is a lot richer!”

The valuable friendships between people with and without intellectual disability are rarely discussed. An exploratory case study demonstrates the enrichment of lives achievable through the intentional development of a friendship.

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.

ABILITY LINKS NSW Cost Benefit Analysis

This analysis focuses on the proportion of the cohort receiving facilitated support to link to the community.

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

The aim of this study was to investigate whether disparities in access and treatment for ethnic communities in Victoria had changed over a decade with the introduction of interventions designed to improve culturally sensitive practice in mental health services.

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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