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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.

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.

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.

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...

Google Calendar: using technology to increase independence in traumatic brain injury survivors

This research summary provides an overview of a study that investigated the use of Google Calendar to improve independence for clients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury

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 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.

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...

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