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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.

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

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...

Modeling community-based, self-help mental health rehabilitation reform

This article sought to 1) identify self attributes among those living with intellectual disability, 2) identify how these attributes can be used to inform individual and group rehabilitation programs, 3) explore engagement with 'the system'.

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.

No pet or their person left behind: Increasing the disaster resilience of vulnerable groups through animal attachment, activities and networks

Increased vulnerability to natural disasters has been associated with particular groups in the community. This includes those who are considered de facto vulnerable (children, older people, those...

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.

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

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

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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...