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Addressing training needs for community care assessment in remote Indigenous communities

This article discusses the findings of a project which investigated approaches to assessment of client needs in remote Home and Community Care services.

ALTER - European Journal of Disability Research

ALTER is a peer-reviewed European journal which looks at disability and its variations.

Another minority group: use of aged care day programs and community leisure services by older people with lifelong disability

This study examined the extent to which programs available to the general aged community are accessible to older people with lifelong disability.

Australian experiences with accessibility policies post the Sydney olympic games

This paper reviews the current online accessibility policies and guidelines of federal and state governments in Australia and contrasts these positions with the high levels of accessibility expected in the future in the banking, education, legal and multimedia sectors.

Autism spectrum disorder symptoms in children with ADHD: A community-based study

This study examined the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms in a community-based sample of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and non-ADHD controls. We...

Beating the barriers: recruitment of people with intellectual disability to participate in research

This article seeks to explore the significant barriers encountered in recruiting adults with ID to participate in research.

Breaking down the barriers: trying to convince the media that disability is newsworthy

Organisations working with people with an intellectual disability experience barriers in seeking media coverage. This paper presents some guidelines to break down the obstacles to receiving media publicity.

Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' Census of Population and Housing includes one measure of disability – the need for assistance with core activities.

Closure of the Challinor Centre II: An extended report on 95 individuals after 12 months of community living

Individuals with mental health problems were relocated to community-based group homes. The study showed that relocation to the community was associated with a more active and normalised lifestyle than experienced in the institutional setting.

Collaboration as a Strategic Service in Government Online Communities

This study investigates strategic innovation changes designed to facilitate collaboration among online communities in NSW.

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Research to Action Guides

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