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Police contact with people with an intellectual disability: the Independent Third Person perspective

This study sought to explore the perspectives of volunteers on police identification of and responses to people with intellectual disability (ID) in Victoria. Participants completed a survey. They viewed police as competent in dealing with people with ID..

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.

Proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme: Human Rights Analysis

This report provides an analysis of the recommendations contained in the Productivity Commission Disability Care and Support Draft Report and key human rights principles that may arise with respect to varying rights conventions and declarations.

Reducing Vulnerability to Harm in Adults With Cognitive Disabilities in the Australian Criminal Justice System

This study compiled longitudinal administrative data from all criminal justice and human service agencies in New South Wales to examine life-course pathways for persons who had served time in prison in New South Wales and whose mental health and cognitive disability diagnoses were available.

Reforming Disability Policy: From Charity and Welfare to Social Insurance and Investment

16th Oswald Barnett Oration (21 October 2010), Reforming Disability Policy: From Charity and Welfare to Social Insurance and Investment, Bruce Bonyhady AM, Chairman, Yooralla

Removing barriers to substantive equality : a case study of remedying disability discrimination complaints

Drawing on settlement agreements and decided cases from Queensland, this article examines how disability discrimination across a range of areas is remedied prior to hearing and by the tribunal.

Removing the obstacles: Disability Access and the Arts (in Heritage Buildings)

Many arts organisations are located in heritage buildings and many of these do not provide disability access. It is often presumed that if a building has heritage status, there is no capacity to provide or improve accessible design.

Representations of autism in Australian print media

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

Research Article | January 2012 Initial Development of the Health Promoting Activities Scale to Measure the Leisure Participation of Mothers of Children With Disabilities

This articles evaluates the Health Promoting Activities Scale (HPAS) as a psychometric tool to measure the frequency with which mothers participate in self-selected leisure activities that promote health and well-being.

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.

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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...