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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.

“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 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 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 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 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 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.

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

People from an ethnic minority background are less likely to use mental health services than the Australian-born people. This study examined the outcomes of an intervention aimed at increasing the use of mental health services by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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...