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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.

Assessing the risk of cerebral palsy in children born after assisted conception - The role of multiple pregnancy and preterm delivery

For more than three decades, assisted reproductive techniques (ART) have been used as effective treatments to overcome infertility. Since then, numerous studies have been focused on different...

Background Paper on access to Justice for People with Disability in the Criminal Justice System

This report combines information regarding the way people with disability interact with the justice system.

Capturing the True Value of Assistive Technologies to Consumers in Routine Outcome Measurement

(1) Background: Recent reforms in Australia, providing people with disability and older people with choice and control over allocated funding, have altered consumer expectations and transformed...


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

Characteristics influencing participation of Australian children with cerebral palsy

This article seeks to investigate the extent to which selected individual, family and environmental factors were associated with participation of children with cerebral palsy in recreational activities.

Cheats, charity cases and inspirations: disrupting the circulation of disability-based memes online

With the increasing part online self-performance plays in day-to-day life in the twenty-first century, it is not surprising that critiques of the way the daily social drama of disability plays out...

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.

Coercive Community Treatment in Mental Health: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?

Community treatment orders (CTOs) emerged in the 1970s as an innovative, "less restrictive" alternative to involuntary inpatient orders for people with chronic and severe mental illness. Now,...

Community Inclusion Initiative

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

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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...