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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 support and participation among persons with disabilities. A study in three European countries

This article describes a European project which was aimed at improving the situation of persons with psychiatric or learning disabilities with regard to social participation and citizenship.

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.

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.

Debates about dedifferentiation: twenty-first century thinking about people with intellectual disabilities as distinct members of the disability group

This article reviews research evidence concerning the advantages and disadvantages of "dedifferentiated" policy and service systems for people with intellectual disabilities, the bulk of which addresses education and health service systems.

Descriptions of community by people with spinal cord injuries: concepts to inform community integration and community rehabilitation

In light of the limited research regarding community integration after spinal cord injury, this study investigated how a large number of adults with spinal cord injury described their local communities.

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.

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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