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Disability in Australia: multiple disabilities and need for assistance

This report examines the severity of disability and complex support needs of people with multiple disabilities in Australia. It stresses the need for providing appropriate and adequate support services for people with different types and degrees of disability.

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, 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.

Diversity of participation in children with cerebral palsy

This article seeks to investigate the participation of children with cerebral palsy in selected sport, cultural and quite leisure activities compared to other Australian children.

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.

Early Childhood Intervention Review: Nepean Blue Mountains/Hunter Trial SItes

A commissioned study into the delivery of Early Childhood Intervention services in the context of the NDIS roll out in the Nepean Blue Mountains and Hunter Regions of NSW.

Effectiveness of electronic aids to daily living: Increased independence and decreased frustration

The aim of this study was to determine the impact of a short-term trial of electronic aids to daily living on people’s perceived levels of independence and frustration when using mains-powered or infrared controlled appliances.

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.

Environmental factors that influence the community participation of adults with aphasia: The perspective of service industry workers

This study aimed to identify barriers and facilitators to community participation for adults with aphasia from the perspective of service industry workers.

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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...