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Conceptual framework for policy and research development with indigenous people with disabilities

No explicitly Indigenous1 conceptual framework to advance research and policy development to assist Indigenous people with disabilities exists. This paper proposes a conceptual framework that...

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.

Controversial practices in the education of students with high support needs

This paper focuses on controversial practices in schools by teachers. Teachers lacked access to research-based evidence and relied on informal and personal sources of information.

Decision-making support: Building Capacity within Victoria

The Supported Decision Making Project builds knowledge on how people with cognitive impairment can be supported to make major life decisions.

Deinstitutionalisation in Australia part II: Results from a long-term study

This article presents results from a long-term study. The study assessed the benefits of relocation of people with intellectual disabilities to community from mental health institutions. The results show positive outcomes for the study participants.

Delivering decision making support to people with cognitive disability — What has been learned from pilot programs in Australia from 2010 to 2015

A critical review of a series of projects piloting various models of delivering decision making support to people with cognitive disability.

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

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.

Disability citizenship: an Australian human rights analysis of the cultural industries

This paper takes direction from social approaches to disability that place the experience of people with disabilities (PwD) at the centre of the research paradigm by examining this population’s human rights’ experiences in their cultural life in the Australian context.

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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...