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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.

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...

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...