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Everyday practices of exclusion/inclusion: women who have an intellectual disability speaking for themselves?

In this study, women with an intellectual disability spoke about their issues. The women reported that the women experienced practices of social and emotional exclusion, and inclusion, in their everyday lives.

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.

Fixing the system? The experience of service users of the quasi-market in disability services in Australia

A qualitative study involving semi-structured interviews with 31 people with disabilities and 32 carers in the state of Queensland, Australia was conducted. It found that their experience of...

Fixing the system? The experience of service users of the quasi‐market in disability services in Australia

This paper showed that despite market reforms, service delivery for people with disabilities did not improve. Service users experienced inadequate service supply, service cutbacks, and an increased emphasis on cost subsidisation and assessment processes.

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...

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...

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.

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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...