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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.

‘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.

‘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.

A conceptual approach to the work, leisure and retirement education of adults with an intellectual disability

The present study looked at using a conceptual approach to improve education in three domains: work, leisure and retirement.

A Critique of the Concept of Social Exclusion and its Utility for Australian Social Housing Policy

The paper reviews the usefulness of the concept of social exclusion for Australian

social housing policy.

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 narrative review of Men's Sheds literature: Reducing social isolation and promoting men's health and well-being

This paper reviews literature on Men's Shed programmes. The objective of the programme is to promote men's health and well-being. The study found a limited amount of literature on the topic. Moreover, it highlights the importance of examining the potential benefits of Men's Shed programmes.

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.

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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...