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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...

Economic study of muscular dystrophy: Executive summary

This study aimed to canvass the experiences of people with muscular dystrophy in relation to the nexus between MD, employment and cost impacts, including barriers and facilitators in job searching processes and in obtaining needed supports.

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...

Employers' Attitudes Towards Hiring and Retaining People with Disabilities: A Review of the Literature

This selective review provides an overview of salient research findings related to employers' attitudes towards disability and prospective influences on employers to improve employment outcomes of people with disabilities.

Employers' perception of the costs and the benefits of hiring individuals with autism spectrum disorder in open employment in Australia

d Research has examined the benefits and costs of employing adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from the perspective of the employee, taxpayer and society, but few studies have considered...

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.

Evaluation of the Australian Disability Enterprise

This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of a small-scale pilot of transition to retirement for older employees with disabilities of two Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) operating in regional and rural Australia.

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Research to Action Guides

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