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Community Perspectives and Subjective Quality of Life

This study pioneers the use of a sense of community measure to better understand the degree to which feelings of belonging are associated with quality of life of people with an

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.

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.

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.

Developing Theories and Practices of Inclusion in Australia

This article explores tensions between a general theory of inclusive education and those policies directed toward the schooling of students with disabilities.

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.

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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...