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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.

Cost of Providing Specialist Disability Services and Communities Services in Queensland

This report focuses on service delivery and organisational expenditure data for 30 service delivery types funded by the Disability Services Queensland (DSQ) and the Department of Communities (DOC). It identified factors influencing service delivery expenditure.

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.

Developing and maintaining person centred active support with people with neurotrauma

This study sought to explore the application and effectiveness of delivering Active Support in supported accommodation services for people with neurotrauma.

Development for All 2015-2020: Strategy for strengthening disability-inclusive development in Australia’s aid program

Disability-inclusive development is a priority for Australia’s international engagement. This strategy responds to the agenda set out in DFAT’s development policy, and aims to promote improved quality of life of people with disabilities in developing coun

Development of a measure to assess youth self-reported experiences of activity settings (SEAS)

Owing to a lack of measures by which to capture participation experiences the authors developed a psychometrically sound measure of youth experiences of community/home leisure activity settings....

Disability and mammography screening: intangible barriers to participation

This study sought to investigate intangible or non-physical barriers to participation of women with disability in mammography screening.

Disability and Social Security: Compatible or Not?

This article demonstrates the policy rift between the ‘equality’ and the ‘special needs’ goals as a result of the conceptual tensions between the principles of normalisation and equal treatment, and provision of social security in ways which recognise the specific needs of people with a disability.

Disability assistance animals or not? Problems in policy and practice workshop summary and scoping discussion paper

This summary and scoping discussion paper presents the findings of a workshop on the current regulatory approach to assistance animals.

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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...