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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...

Southern Bodies and Disability: re-thinking concepts

This article argues that Impairment has to be understood in the context of the violence of colonisation and neocolonial power.

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.

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.

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.

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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...