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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

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.

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.

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.

Special Schooling for Indigenous Students: A New Form of Racial Discrimination?

This paper asks whether systemic racism, which fails to perceive cultural differences between the ethos of Australian educational systems and the experiences and abilities of Indigenous students, is the catalyst for placing many Indigenous students in special schooling, away from the mainstream.

Sub minimum wage for persons with severe disabilities: Comparative perspectives

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

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.

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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...