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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.

Handicap International

Handicap International is an independent charity working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

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 Should Community Mental Health of Intellectual Disability Services Evolve?

This article aims to review recent evidence derived from three linked studies on essential service provision from staff drawn from throughout the UK and service users and carers drawn from one of the longest operating mental health services in the UK.

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.

Impact Analysis of Assessment, Consultation and Education Services to Support the Adoption of Smart Home Technologies, Innovations for Chronic Disease Prevention and Solutions for Independent Living

This paper aims to review the impact of the services of LifeTec, a NFP (not-for-profit) state-wide community-funded provider of assessment, consultation and education services to support the adoption of smart home technologies, innovations for chronic disease prevention and independent living.

In search of a level playing field -- the constraints and benefits of sport participation for people with intellectual disability

This paper presents the results of a study seeking to examine the experiences of people with intellectual disability in a sporting context.

Issues of active ageing: Perceptions of older people with lifelong intellectual disability

The study aimed to investigate the lived experiences of older people with lifelong intellectual disability and to explore the meaning of active ageing for this group.

Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation

Quarterly journal covering issues such as disabilities and social policy, practice, research, and theory.

Listening to families’ views regarding institutionalization & deinstitutionalization

This paper examines families' perspectives on institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation in Australia. Families opposed deinstitutionalisation because they though it would negatively affect them and their relatives with intellectual disabilities.

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