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The Community Tool Box

A free, web-based resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change.

The Development of Questionnaire for Longitudinal Study on the Social and Economic Participation of People with Disability

This report outlines a four stage questionnaire development process for the study of the social and economic participation of people with disability.

The Doctrine of Necessity and the Detention and Restraint of People with Intellectual Impairment: Is there Any Justification?

In Australia, the legal basis for the detention and restraint of people with intellectual impairment is ad hoc and unclear. There is no comprehensive legal framework that authorises and regulates...

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 High Court and Wrongful Life Claims: How Should It Decide?

This paper analyses whether there is a sound doctrinal basis for recognising wrongful life actions It refers to a claim which was brought by a disabled child who asserts that but for a physician's negligence he or she would not have been born, thereby being spared the suffering of life.

The influence of service users and NGOs on housing for people with psychiatric disability

This paper reports on a case study which examined mental health service users and carers, public housing tenants and non-government organisations’ (NGO) participation and representation within policy processes.

The politics of disability and access: the Sydney 2000 Games experience

The article examines disability and access issues surrounding the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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 Treasure in Leisure Activities: Fostering Resilience in Young People Who Are Blind

This article seeks to explore the benefits of leisure activities for young people who are blind.

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.

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