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Impact Analysis of Assessment, Consultation and Education Services to Support the Adoption of Smart Home Technologies, Innovations for Chronic Disease Prevention and Solutions for Independent Living

This paper aims to review the impact of the services of LifeTec, a NFP (not-for-profit) state-wide community-funded provider of assessment, consultation and education services to support the adoption of smart home technologies, innovations for chronic disease prevention and independent living.

Inclusion in Australia: What Teachers Say They Need and What School Psychologists Can Offer

This article examines the inclusion-related beliefs and perceived needs of primary teachers in Australia, and proposes ways that school psychologists can help meet these needs.

Increasing day service staff capacity to facilitate positive relationships with people with severe intellectual disability: Evaluation of a new intervention using multiple baseline design

An evaluation of an educational intervention based on the social relationships model, designed to positively develop relationships between support staff and people with intellectual disability.

Individual funding: Building community capacity through action research

People with self-directed supports feel they have a greater amount of choice and control compared to people who have support packages from service providers.

Influence of intellectual impairment (II) on basketball players' capacity to solve a game situation: towards evidence-based classification systems in II-basketball

Basketball for athletes with intellectual impairment (II) requires the development of evidence-based eligibility systems to guarantee that only athletes with significant limitations performing...

Inquiry into Social Inclusion and Victorians with Disability


This report makes 25 recommendations to the Victorain Government to help advance social inclusion for Victorians with disability under the following broad themes:

Iron deficiency in children with global developmental delay and autism spectrum disorder

AIM: To investigate the prevalence of and risk factors for iron deficiency in children with global developmental delay and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD).;METHOD: A retrospective review was...

Living with Disability Research Program, LaTrobe University

This research program is led by Christine Bigby, who is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University.

Longitudinal Head Injury Outcome Project Report

This research assesses how a range of factors influence the recovery process for individuals following traumatic brain injury.

Measuring outcomes in community care: an exploratory study

The project developed an outcomes assessment and measurement framework for use in community care. The aim was to build routine systems for measuring outcomes of community care and the degree to which goals are met.

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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...