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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.

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...

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

When the Victorian Court of Appeal decision in R v Verdins (2007) 16 VR 269 was handed down, it was described as Australia's ‘most sophisticated and subtle analysis’ of the relevance of...

Social Action Partners Peer support for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria - Project plan

The project will establish local peer support groups of children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria. These groups will conduct action research about their experiences with self-directed disability support.

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.

Sterilization of Girls and Women With Intellectual Disabilities: Past and Present Justifications

This article describes findings from empirical research examining sterilization applications for minors made to the Family Court of Australia between 1992 and 1999.

Strategies used by older women with intellectual disability to create and maintain their social networks: An exploratory qualitative study

Introduction. Social networks are important to health and wellbeing, and enhancing social networks are key occupations for older people.

Surviving the assault? The Australian disability movement and the neoliberal workfare state

This article analyses the key areas of struggle for the Australian disability movement during the times of Howard government.

Talking End of Life (TEL)

TEL is a resource that shows you how to teach people with intellectual disability about end of life.

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,

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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...