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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.

“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 study aimed to identify the nature and impact of the 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 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.

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...