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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.

‘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.

‘Some kids climb up; some kids climb down’: culturally constructed play-worlds of children with impairments

In this paper, the author explores how children with impairments can act as self-monitoring, autonomous individuals in their play in a community playground.

“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 multidisciplinary group programme in rural settings for community-dwelling chronic stroke survivors and their carers: a pilot randomized controlled trial

This article sought to explore whether a group programme for community-dwelling chronic stroke survivors and their carers is feasible in rural settings and to measure the impact of the programme on health-related quality of life and functional performance.

A preliminary evaluation of the adaptation of four assessments for offenders with special needs

This study seeks to describe the adaptation of four self‐report assessments for sexual offenders with special needs.

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.

Addressing the barriers to accessing therapy services in rural and remote areas

This paper draws on information gathered from carers and adults with a disability living in a rural area in New South Wales (NSW), Australia to determine the extent to which people living in rural areas may receive a person-centred therapy service.

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