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The funding of vocational education and training for students with disabilities

The aim of this study was to investigate how the vocational education and training system currently allocates funds to support students with a disability and what other funding models may provide more effective support.

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 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.

The value of peer operated service

This article, presented by Social Ventures Australia, seeks to explore the value of support provided by people with a lived experience of mental health issues. While this service had grown over the last 30 years, there has been little evaluation on its direct impact.

This is my home: belonging, disability and diversity

This report explores the perceptions of what home, belonging and social connection mean for people with disability from Non English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB).

To gain, retain and retrain: the role of post-school education for people with a disability

This study extends previous work which showed that VET qualifications had a positive effect on the chances of finding work for people with a disability.

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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