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Disability in Australia: trends in prevalence, education, employment and community living

This bulletin overviews disability prevalence trends over 20 years, including how people frame their disability and its causes.

Disability prevalence and trends

This report provides information about the prevalence of different types of disability in Australia. It further examined changes in population patterns of disability prevalence in Australia.

Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2012

The Australian Bureau of Statistics produces the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). SDAC is the most reliable source on the prevalence of disability in Australia.

Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2015

Psychosocial disability can have an impact on a person's ability to participate fully in daily living and opportunities like education, employment, and social and cultural activities.

Early Childhood Intervention Coordination Program: Information Options Project

The project aimed to explore the experiences and views of families and services in seeking information about services and supports for children with a disability or developmental delay.

Educating Oneself out of Social Exclusion. Research Report

This research builds a multi-dimensional measure of social exclusion comprising: material resources; employment; education and skills; health and disability; social interactions; community; and personal safety.

Enabling health reform

The federal government's health reform agenda says nothing about the disadvantages faced by people with an intellectual disability - despite Australia's international commitments. The Medicare Local system could help rectify this inequality.

Enabling justice: a report on the problems and solutions in relation to diversion of alleged offenders with intellectual disability from the New South Wales local courts system

This report focuses on people with intellectual disabilities and the high proportion of them who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

Evaluation of ABILITY LINKS NSW and EARLY LINKS NSW: Thematic Analysis

As part of the process of implementation for Ability Links NSW (ALNSW) and Early Links NSW growth positions in the Hunter area, Linkers,

Evaluation of the expansion of the self managed model in the community participation program

This paper evaluates the 2009 expansion of the Self

Managed Model (SMM) of the Community Participation Program. The evaluation

explored any issues in the roll-out of the initiative, and compared service users’ and

families’ satisfaction with the model to that in April 2009.

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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...