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Disability Focus Groups: A Strategy for Including People with Disability in Parishes

This paper reports the findings of an exploratory qualitative study examining parish awareness of the need to include individuals with disability in genuine and meaningful ways.

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 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 Research Network, University of Newcastle

The Network aims to include all stakeholders in the Hunter Region, NSW, with a special interest in disability, disability research, disability research translation, and evidence-based disability policy and practice.

Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2015–16

In 2015–16, an estimated 332,000 people used disability support services under the National Disability Agreement (NDA), including around 3,500 who transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) during the year.

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.

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.

Evaluating a community nursing service: listening to the voices of clients with an intellectual disability and/or their proxies

This article seeks to evaluate a specialist nursing service programme for people with an intellectual disability residing in the community.

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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