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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...

‘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 mobile telemedicine-enabled ear screening service for Indigenous children in Queensland: activity and outcomes in the first three years

This paper reports on the effectiveness of a mobile ear-screening service in an Indigenous community in Queensland.

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 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.

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.

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...

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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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...