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Professional issues for physiotherapists in family-centred and community-based settings

This article reports results from a qualitative study of physiotherapists in a primary health care setting in which a growing awareness of the family–centred approach accompanied the transition from an institutional structure to a predominantly community–based structure.

Promoting the ideals of integration and diversity. Media coverage of Special Olympics Australia

This paper explores the extent to which the media covers sports in which people with an intellectual disability are involved.

Providing support for decision making to adults with intellectual disability: Perspectives of family members and workers in disability support services

This study aimed to understand the experiences of family members and disability support workers in providing support to adults with intellectual disability in Victoria, Australia.

Reliability and validity of the revised Triple C: Checklist of Communicative Competencies for adults with severe and multiple disabilities

This article seeks to investigate the reliability and validity of a revised communication assessment tool for adults with severe disabilities. Overall, the revised tool provides a reliable means of gathering data.

Representations of autism in Australian print media

This article seeks to examine the representation of Autism spectrum disorders in the Australian print media.

Rural and Remote Project: Video Conferencing for Case Conferences Report

A project which examined the use of video conferencing to conduct case conferences for children with a disability in rural and remote areas of NSW was conducted between August 2010 and June 2011.

Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health status and determinants of health

This report is the second in an AIHW series, which reports on indicators of health from a regional and remote perspective including indicators of health status and determinants of health.

Self-directed disability support Building people’s capacity through peer support and action research

In this project, people with disability all over Australia met in small groups to talk about their disability support.

Sentencing offenders with impaired mental functioning: Developing Australia's “most sophisticated and subtle” analysis

The Victorian Court of Appeal decision in R v Verdins (2007) 16 VR 269 was an important verdict as it relates to offenders with mental problems. Since then the laws have changed. This article examines these developments and identifies some gaps in this regards.

Sharing Good Practices: Teenage Girls, Sport, and Physical Activities

This study identified three factors that help to increase girls' (who have a disability) participation in sports. The three factors were design the program for specific target group needs, ensure senior management support, and collaborate with other agencies.

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