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The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (CTH): A Three-Dimensional Approach to Operationalising Human Rights

This article argues that the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth), in its ideal operation, could be a powerful tool for social change to empower people with disabilities.

The efficacy of outpatient and community-based aphasia group interventions: A systematic review

Aphasia can be defined as the inability to understand or produce speech. This article seeks to examine the efficiency of community and outpatient aphasia groups using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework.

The Interaction with Disabled Persons scale: Revisiting its internal consistency and factor structure, and examining item-level properties

This article seeks to explore an Australian instrument that measures attitudes towards people with disability.

The International Collaboration for Autism Registry Epidemiology (iCARE): Multinational registry-based investigations of autism risk factors and trends

The International Collaboration for Autism Registry Epidemiology (iCARE) is the first multinational research consortium (Australia, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Norway, Sweden, USA) to promote...

The Right to Health, International Human Rights Legislation and Mental Health Policy and Care Practices for People with Psychiatric Disability

This article is based on research which examined the current and potential impact of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on Australian and South Australian legislation and policy.

The role of informal networks in providing effective work opportunities for people with an intellectual disability

This article seeks to explore the role of informal networks in influencing work opportunities for people with disability.

Third sector in transition–A question of sustainability for community service organizations and the sector?

This paper sough to examine how market reforms impacted on nonprofit disability organizations in Queensland and Victoria. A conceptual framework for sustainability of the community service sector is presented.

Tort law, policy and the High Court of Australia

This article examines the Court stated position on the use of policy in deciding torts cases. It argues that courts should be wary of policy-based reasoning because policies are unstable.

Transition to retirement

This Policy Bulletin describes the implementation and evaluation of the Transition to Retirement (TTR) Program that was examined in a three-year collaborative program of applied research involving university researchers and disability service providers.

Transitions from school for young adults with intellectual disability: Parental perspectives on “life as an adjustment”

The current Australian study provided a voice for parents to report on the experiences of and outcomes for young adults following their recent transition from school into post-school life.

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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...