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The efficacy of outpatient and community-based aphasia group interventions: A systematic review

Aphasia can be defined as the inability to understand or produce speech. This article seeks to examine the efficiency of community and outpatient aphasia groups using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework.

The High Court and Wrongful Life Claims: How Should It Decide?

This paper analyses whether there is a sound doctrinal basis for recognising wrongful life actions It refers to a claim which was brought by a disabled child who asserts that but for a physician's negligence he or she would not have been born, thereby being spared the suffering of life.

The influence of service users and NGOs on housing for people with psychiatric disability

This paper reports on a case study which examined mental health service users and carers, public housing tenants and non-government organisations’ (NGO) participation and representation within policy processes.

The spaces between: partnerships between women researchers and Indigenous women with disabilities

This article sought to understand the experiences of Indigenous Australian women with chronic illnesses and disabilities and their views about a way forward in relation to partnerships in research and community-supported problem-solving.

The Treasure in Leisure Activities: Fostering Resilience in Young People Who Are Blind

This article seeks to explore the benefits of leisure activities for young people who are blind.

To be or to refuse to be? Exploring the concept of leisure as resistance for young people who are visually impaired

This article seeks to explore the concept of leisure as a form of resistance to social constraints of blindness.

To gain, retain and retrain: the role of post-school education for people with a disability

This study extends previous work which showed that VET qualifications had a positive effect on the chances of finding work for people with a disability.

Transition to retirement

This Policy Bulletin describes the implementation and evaluation of the Transition to Retirement (TTR) Program that was examined in a three-year collaborative program of applied research involving university researchers and disability service providers.

Transitions onto the age pension an analysis of FaCS longitudinal administrative data

This report was prepared for the Department of Family and Community Services to assist in the assessment of policy options to encourage employment and self-sufficiency among people aged 50 or more.

Understanding Disability: An Analysis of the Influence of the Social Model of Disability in the Drafting of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) and in Its Interpretation and Application

This article analyses the limit of Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) as a tool towards delivery of equality of opportunity in education to people with disabilities.

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