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Evaluation of the Independent Review of a Major Life Decision Affecting People Who Have an Intellectual Disability

This study was undertaken to contribute to that debate and further understanding of the roles and processes of the Intellectual Disability Review Panel.

Evaluation of the self managed model in the community participation program

The Self Managed Model was implemented in the Community Participation Program as a two year pilot in 2007.

Evaluation of the self managed model in the community participation program

This paper assesses the extent of the effectiveness of the Self Managed Model (SMM), one of three Community Participation service models.

Exploring the retention and success of students with disability

This study explores the relationship between supports and university adjustment for students with disability, and their retention and success.

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.

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.

Handicap International

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

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 service experiences to address mobility decline in ambulant adults ageing with cerebral palsy

Background Adults ageing with a disability need lifelong access to health services to meet their changing needs. This study aimed to explore in depth the experience and impact of health service...

Human Rights Protections for People with Mental Health and Cognitive Disability in Prisons

People with a mental health or cognitive disability are vastly over-represented in the Australian prison system. Investigatory reports by Ombudsmen and similar organisations reveal that there is...

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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...