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Self-reported physical and mental health of Australian carers: a cross-sectional study

Objective: To report on self-reported physical and mental health of informal carers in rural regions of New South Wales, Australia. Methods: A cross-sectional community-based sample (n=222) of...

Services for people with intellectual disability of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

This study focuses on services for people with intellectual

disability and high support needs from culturally and linguistically

diverse backgrounds living in a suburban region of

south-east Queensland.

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.

Space, place and relationships: Understanding connectedness and belonging for young people with cognitive disability in regional communities

This inclusive research project asked young people what helps them to feel like they belong with and are connected to their communities.

Sport and Physical Recreation Participation Among Persons with a Disability

This paper reports on the participation and non-participation levels of people with a disability or

long term health condition (LTC) in sport and physical recreation.

Sub minimum wage for persons with severe disabilities: Comparative perspectives

This article provides a cross-country analysis of sub-minimum wage policies.

Subjective Quality of Life of Women with Intellectual Disabilities: The Role of Perceived Control over their Own Life in Self‐determined Behaviour

This paper examines the experiences of women with an intellectual disability. 55 Women with intellectual disabilities were interviewed. They perceived that had lacked control over their lives.

Teaching medical students about children with disabilities in a rural setting in a school

In Australian Medical Schools there is an increasing recognition that hospital placements alone are not able to provide for all facets of a comprehensive education. This article seeks to explore a paediatric placement in a school setting that teaches students about intellectual disability,

Teaching Students with Disabilities: A Web-Based Examination of Preparation of Preservice Primary School Teachers

This paper reviews primary undergraduate teacher preparation courses in Australian tertiary institutions. The analysis shows that only a few units were aimed at promoting positive attitudes to people with disabilities.

The challenge of implementing state disability policy to achieve second generation rights for people with disabilities

This paper draws on the policy implementation literature and uses the Victorian State Disability Plan as an exemplar to explore the tasks, obstacles, tensions and conflicts of implementing disability policy.

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