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Media Coverage of Sport for Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities: The 2010 Special Olympics Nat Ional Games Examined

In April 2010, Adelaide hosted the IXth national Special Olympics – a sporting event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. This article explores how the print media covered the Games.

Medical Signbank as a Model for Sign Language Planning? A Review of Community Engagement

This paper reviews a sign language planning project conducted in Australia with deaf Auslan users. The Medical Signbank project utilised a cooperative language planning process to engage with the...

MERRC-TAC Linkage Report: Identifying different patterns of outcomes and their predictors

An international collaboration identifying community participation outcomes for people following traumatic brain injury.

Modification of motivational interviewing for use with people with mild intellectual disability and challenging behaviour

Background Motivational interviewing is a promising method to increase treatment motivation for people with mild intellectual disability and challenging behaviour. The purpose of the present study...

My life as a budget item: disability, budget priorities and poverty in Tasmania

This study explored the circumstances of Tasmanians with disabilities of working age living on low incomes in 2005-06.

National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education

NCSEHE’s purpose is to inform public policy design and implementation, and institutional practice, in order to improve higher education participation and success for marginalised and disadvantaged people.

National Disability Agreement

The National Disability Agreement, introduced by the Council of Australian Governments in 2009, is a high level agreement between the Australian and state and territory governments for the provision of disability services for people with disability.

National Disability Strategy

The National Disability Strategy (the Strategy) sets out a ten year national plan for improving life for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

Peer-to-Peer Value Through Social Capital in an Online Motor Neuron Disease Community

Millions of people affected by disability or chronic disease access social support and information through online health communities. This article seeks to observe a community of people affected by motor neuron disease creating value for themselves and each other within an online health community.

People with intellectual and other cognitive disability in the criminal justice system

This report outlines the key findings of a research project on individuals whose mental health disorders and cognitive disability (MHDCD) diagnoses

are known and have been in prison.

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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...