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Evaluation of the expansion of the self-managed model in the community participation program

Following the ARTD report in July 2009, the Self Managed Model expanded in the Community Participation Program. The evaluation report in July 2010 built on the findings from 2009 and reassessed the success of the model and the satisfaction of service user

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.

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.

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.

Handicap International

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

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 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.

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.

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