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Economic study of muscular dystrophy: Executive Summary

The aim of the study was to provide research evidence that assists in raising awareness about muscular dystrophy (MD) impacts, particularly on employment and family income and costs, as well as potential policy responses.

Effectiveness of an intervention to improve day centre services for people with psychiatric disabilities

Background/aim: Day centres for people with psychiatric disabilities need to be evaluated for effectiveness in order to provide the best possible support. This study aimed at investigating the...

Employment functioning and disability among community residents with bipolar affective disorder: results from an Australian community survey

This paper compared employment functioning and disability among people with bipolar affective disorder in comparison to adults with schizophrenia. It identified factors that contributed to employment functioning among these groups.

Employment outcomes for people in Australia who are congenitally deaf: has anything changed?

This study examined the employment outcomes of deaf school leavers in Australia. The results were compared with previous studies. The paper underscores the need for programmes to address the general community's attitude about deafness as a disability.

Engagement in retirement: an evaluation of the effect of Active Mentoring on engagement of older adults with intellectual disability in mainstream community groups

Background As adults with intellectual disability age, retirement options need to be explored. One option is to attend a mainstream community group for retirees.

Enhancing community mental health services through formal partnerships with supported employment providers

A more recovery and social inclusion-oriented approach can ensure a more efficient use of public funds. Efficiency can be achieved through the implementation of evidence-based practices in supported employment by integrating employment services with community-based treatment and care.

Enhancing destination competitiveness through disability sport event legacies Developing an interdisciplinary typology

Purpose - This paper aims to contribute to the event legacy discourse by exploring the nexus between event legacy literature and destination competitiveness by focusing on disability sport events...

Enhancing support for the mental wellbeing of parents of children with a disability: Developing a resource based on the perspectives of parents and professionals

Background Raising a child with a disability can place significant strain on the mental wellbeing of parents and carers. This study developed a mental wellbeing resource specifically for parents...

Evaluating a tool for improving accessibility to charts and graphs

This article reports a case study of the iterative design and evaluation of a natural language-driven assistive technology, iGraph-Lite, providing people who are blind access to line graphs. Two...

Evaluating the Performance Improvement Preferences of Disability Service Managers: An Exploratory Study Using Gilbert's Behavior Engineering Model

Background: Front-line managers play an important role in managing the performance of staff working in services for people with intellectual disability, but little is known about the practices...

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