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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.

Examining the participation patterns of an ageing population with disabilities in Australia

This study examined the patterns of participation in physical activity of people with disabilities. Age, workload and type of disability affected the participation patterns of the older people in sports.

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

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...

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.

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.

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...