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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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

Another minority group: use of aged care day programs and community leisure services by older people with lifelong disability

This study examined the extent to which programs available to the general aged community are accessible to older people with lifelong disability.

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