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Facilitators and barriers to social and community participation following spinal cord injury

BACKGROUND/AIM: One of the factors known to contribute to a 'good life' following an acquired disability is making connections with others, often achieved through participation in activities...

Factors affecting retention of allied health professionals working with people with disability in rural New South Wales, Australia: discrete choice experiment questionnaire development

OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the development of a discrete choice experiment (DCE) questionnaire to identify the factors (attributes) that allied health professionals (AHPs) working with people...

Factors that affect the perceived health of adults with intellectual disability: A Western Australian study

Background Adults with intellectual disability (ID) experience poorer overall health than the wider population. Identification of personal, support service and lifestyle factors affecting health...

Field of study and employment outcomes: an analysis of TAFE graduates

This paper assesses the employment outcomes of TAFE graduates. Graduates with a disability are less likely than others to be employed. Higher-level qualifications result in better job prospects.

Financial turning points and transitions for people with multiple sclerosis: Towards sustainable employment outcomes

This study explored the experiences of financial transitions that people with multiple sclerosis pass through during their lives. It offers suggestions regarding improving their employment opportunities and financial futures.

Gender differences in the perceptions of psychosocial experiences reported by persons with disabilities

The objective of this study was to describe the subjective experience of living with disability.

Governing freedom through risk: Locating the group home in the archipelago of confinement and control

This article seeks to enhance criminology’s understanding of the disability group home as a targeted site for confining and regulating disabled bodies. In particular, it seeks to extend...

High Growth Jobs, Talented Candidates Early learnings

Statistics show that labour force participation rates for people with disability haven't improved in the last 20 years.

Housing assistance in Australia 2011

Housing assistance in Australia 2011 is a compendium style publication which provides readers with information about housing assistance in each segment of the housing sector: government, not-for-profit and the private sector.

How social work can contribute in the shift to personalised, recovery-oriented psycho-social disability support services

This paper presents the findings from an Australian study in which forty-one people, who self-identified as having a psycho-social disability as a result of mental health problems, spoke about...

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