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Self Advocacy Online

A USA based website that links individuals with intellectual or learning disabilities with information and research about self advocacy.

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 Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): The Challenge of Effective Management: Churnside v The State of Western Australia 2016 WASCA 146 per Martin CJ and Mazza and Mitchell JJA

The criminal justice system in Australia is increasingly being required to deal with offenders exhibiting the symptomatology of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Disproportionately they are...

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.

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 Assistance to Participate Scale to measure play and leisure support for children with developmental disability: update following Rasch analysis

The aim of this current study was evaluate the psychometric properties of the The Assistance to Participate Scale (APS), which measures the primary carer's estimate of the amount of assistance that their school-aged child with a disability requires to participate in play and leisure activities.

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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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...