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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.

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.

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.

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....

Development of the Assistance to Participate Scale (APS) for children's play and leisure activities

This paper describes the development and psychometric evaluation of the Assistance to Participate Scale (APS). The APS measures the assistance that a school-aged child with a disability requires to participate in play and leisure activities from the primary carer's perspective.

Disability and torture: exception, epistemology and ‘black sites’

Taking into consideration the November 2015 Australian Government Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs final report on violence towards people with disability in institutional and...

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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...