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Beyond compliance: ACE and the disability standards for education in 2005

This article evaluates the place of people with a disability in adult and community education (ACE) , and then reviews some of the provisions of the Standards as they relate to student support.

Caring for people with a mental disability at home: Australian carers’ perceptions of service provision

This paper shows carer perceptions of the adequacy of assistance. The findings show that people with mental and severe disability are more likely to think that they received inadequate service.

Choice, control and the NDIS

Melbourne Social Equity Institute has released Choice, Control and the NDIS: NDIS Service users’ perspectives on having choice and control in the new National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Community Inclusion Initiative

The Community Inclusion Initiative helps inform the provision of community participation support under the NDIS.

Community support and participation among persons with disabilities. A study in three European countries

This article describes a European project which was aimed at improving the situation of persons with psychiatric or learning disabilities with regard to social participation and citizenship.

Community walking in people with parkinson's disease

People with Parkinson's disease often have walking difficulty, and this is likely to be exacerbated while walking in places in the community. This article seeks to explore the facilitators and the barriers to walking in the community perceived by people with Parkinson's disease.

Complex Support Needs Planning Guides

The UNSW Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support Program's two planning guides have been developed with and for people with cognitive impairment and complex support needs to assist them to engage in making plans.

Continuity or change? Disability policy and the Rudd government

This paper critically reviewed the Rudd Government's disability policy. It identified shifts in the policy and considered whether the policy promoted inclusion of people with disabilities.

Defining the Content for a New Quality of Life Questionnaire for Students with Low Vision (The Impact of Vision Impairment on Children: IVI_C)

This study aims to obtain statement which describes the impact of vision impairment on participation in every day activities of school-aged children (8–18 years). The statements obtained are used to

design a new quality of life questionnaire for students with low vision.

Descriptions of community by people with spinal cord injuries: concepts to inform community integration and community rehabilitation

In light of the limited research regarding community integration after spinal cord injury, this study investigated how a large number of adults with spinal cord injury described their local communities.

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Research to Action Guides

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