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Mediating community participation: practice of support workers in initiating, facilitating or disrupting encounters between people with and without intellectual disability

Promoting community participation for people with intellectual disability through encounters with strangers is an integral part of the mission of disability support workers. This paper explores what makes some staff practices more effective than others in promoting positive encounters with strangers

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...

Motor severity in children with cerebral palsy studied in a high-resource and low-resource country

OBJECTIVES: To compare the patterns of motor type and gross motor functional severity in preschool-aged children with cerebral palsy (CP) in Bangladesh and Australia.;METHODS: We used comparison...

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.

NSW Disability Inclusion Plan

This plan sets out the government’s objectives to work towards improving on the way people with disability are included in communities.

Older disabled workers' perceptions of volunteering

The aim of this study was to explore how older workers within supported employment settings perceived the opportunities for and barriers to volunteering.

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2003

This report assesses programmes and interventions against some key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage in Australia.

Participation Opportunities for Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Provided by Disability Services in One Australian State

The authors undertook a study to discern the nature and extent of service user participation opportunities within a range of organizations that provide disability services in one Australian state.

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...