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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...

It's in the practice: commentary on “The Value of Citizenship” (Duffy, 2017)

This paper explores political citizenship and some of the leading voting campaigns for people with disability in the UK, Canada and Sweden.

Just Fair

This report is the first comprehensive analysis of the extent to which the UK government is meeting its international obligations to realise the rights of disabled people in the austerity era.

Listening to families' views regarding institutionalization & deinstitutionalization

Little attempt has been made in Australia to examine families’ perspectives on institutionalization and deinstitutionalisation. This study examines families’ perspectives and attitudes about...

Listening to families’ views regarding institutionalization & deinstitutionalization

This paper examines families' perspectives on institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation in Australia. Families opposed deinstitutionalisation because they though it would negatively affect them and their relatives with intellectual disabilities.

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.

Mainstream, Inclusionary, and Convivial Places: Locating Encounters Between People with and Without Intellectual Disabilities

This paper considers the question of what places are most conducive for convivial encounters between people with and without disabilities.

Making Life Good in the Community: measures of resident outcomes and staff perceptions of the move from an institution

This report sets out the findings from that large-scale outcome survey that aimed to provide statistical indicators of changes to the quality of life of the former residents of KRS who moved to group homes in the community.

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...