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'I'm not really sure but I hope it's better': Early thoughts of parents and carers in a regional trial site for the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the most significant initiatives in Australian social policy history. Its complexity has been compounded by a fast-paced introduction and...

‘Out of pocket’ costs to stroke patients during the first year after stroke – results from the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study

This study aimed to determine the nature and magnitude of ‘out of pocket’ costs to stroke patients during the first year after stroke.

‘The age of entitlement has ended’: designing a disability insurance scheme in turbulent times

In a period of welfare state retrenchment, Australia’s neo-liberal government is continuing to implement an expensive National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Australia is among the pioneers...

“More than blowing bubbles”: What parents want from therapists working with children with autism spectrum disorder

Purpose: Providing therapy to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often requires therapists to work closely with both the child with ASD and their family. Although there is evidence...

A collaborative group method of inclusive research

BACKGROUND: Funding bodies in Australia and the United Kingdom require research on issues that affect the lives of people with intellectual disability to be inclusive. Debate continues about the...

A conceptual approach to the work, leisure and retirement education of adults with an intellectual disability

This thesis is concerned with the application of a conceptual approach to educational efforts to improve aspects of work, leisure and retirement functioning in a specific group; persons with an intellectual disability.

A multi-site randomised controlled trial of evidence-based supported employment for adults with severe and persistent mental illness

BACKGROUND/AIM: The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach is an evidence-based form of supported employment for people with severe and persistent mental illness. This approach is not yet...

A national disability insurance scheme: What social work has to offer

This paper appraises key features of the recently proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia and explores underpinning conceptualisations of 'disability', 'autonomy',...

A preliminary exploration of the Challenging Behaviour Perception Questionnaire: A measure of parental cognitions about challenging behaviour

Background Although there has been interest in the influence of cognitions on the relationship between challenging behaviour and maternal wellbeing, there is an absence of measures to specifically...

A rhizomatics of hearing: becoming deaf in the workplace and other affective spaces of hearing

The paper argues that deafness/becoming deaf is always a form of hearing and the ‘strange label’ of disability is brought into question just as it increasingly opens presence, tension, texture, and interdependence.

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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...