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Factors that prevent equitable access to rehabilitation for Aboriginal Australians with disabilities: the need for culturally safe rehabilitation

This article seeks to investigate the barriers that prevent Aboriginal people with disabilities from accessing rehabilitation services.

General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2014

This is a summary of findings which provides a snapshot of the data collected in the 2014 General Social Survey. The findings present how Australia has progressed on aspects of social capital such as participation, support, feelings of safety and trust.

Good, Bad or Absent: Discourses of Parents with Disabilities in Australian News Media

BackgroundNews media frames public perceptions. As such, news media becomes a useful source of analysis to understand the presence (or otherwise) of people with disabilities, particularly...

GP and support people's concerns and priorities for meeting the health care needs of individuals with developmental disabilities: a metropolitan and non-metropolitan comparison

This article seeks to investigate the concerns and priorities of general practitioners and support workers for meeting the health care needs of people with developmental disabilities.

Growth in a 'new world': Case studies of peer leader experiences in the STEPS program for people with acquired brain injury

The Skills To Enable People and Communities (STEPS) Program is a support program for individuals with acquired bran injury (ACI). This article seeks to explore the experiences of peer leaders within the program.

Having their say: email interviews for research data collection with people who have verbal communication impairment

This article seeks to explore alternative forms of communication between investigators and participants in research data collection.

Health actions prompted by health assessments for people with intellectual disability exceed actions recorded in general practitioners' records

People with intellectual disability experience inadequate health care and have unmet health needs that can go unidentified or be poorly managed. Health assessments have been shown to significantly...

Health care service provision for country people with developmental disability: An Australian perspective

This article seeks to explore the priorities in the delivery of health care to people in rural towns with developmental disabilities. Overall, a lack of access to primary health care providers, discriminatory practices and a lack of communication was found.

Here&Now13: Mapping process, measuring impacts. An evaluation of a year long mentoring program for artists with disability in WA

This report captures the evaluation approach and results from a year-long multi-partnered project and exhibition, called HERE&NOW13, aimed at developing artistic skills and enhancing the social inclusion of artists with disability in efforts to elevate contemporary disability arts practice in WA.

How the all fruits salad creates sweeter futures in rural and remote mental health

This article sought to explore the outcomes of mixing people with different intellectual disabilities in a singular rehabilitation program.

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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...