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Implementation of evidence-based supported employment in regional Australia

OBJECTIVE: To implement the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach at 4 locations in regional New South Wales, Australia. Outcomes attained were compared with a national non-IPS program...

Implementing structured consultation with autism spectrum disorder early intervention practitioners

Background Implementation of evidence-based practices with fidelity during early intervention is important in achieving positive outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder. However,...

Improving child and parenting outcomes following paediatric acquired brain injury: a randomised controlled trial of Stepping Stones Triple P plus Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Background: Persistent behavioural difficulties are common following paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI). Parents and families also experience heightened stress, psychological symptoms and...

Improving physiotherapy services to Indigenous children with physical disability: Are client perspectives missed in the continuous quality improvement approach?

OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcomes of two cycles of continuous quality improvement (CQI) at a paediatric physiotherapy service with findings from interviews with clients and their carers using the...

Improving the participation of youth with physical disabilities in community activities: An interrupted time series design

Background/aim: Youth with physical disabilities experience restrictions to participation in community-based leisure activities; however, there is little evidence about how to improve their...

In the Arms of Grief: Working with Developmentally Delayed Children and Their Caregivers

The article presents some factors, risks and challenges associated with dance movement therapy (DMT), from the perspective of a dance/movement therapist on a therapeutic team. Empirical...

Individual funding for disability support: What are the implications for accountability?

A range of different countries have experimented with the concept of individualised funding and self-directed support, particularly for long term care. With the introduction of the National...

Labour force characteristics of people with a disability

This article uses information from the 2003 and 1998 Surveys of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) to analyse the labour force characteristics of people with a disability.

Labour Market Conditions, Applications and Grants of Disability Support Pension (DSP) in Australia

This paper uses Australian aggregate data to shed light on the impact of labour market conditions on applications and grants of the Disability Support Pension (DSP) in Australia.

Labour market conditions, labour force activity and prevalence of psychiatric disorders

This paper examined whether market conditions influenced labour force activity among people with mental disorders. Overall, results showed that labour force participation increased in response to greater labour demand. The paper calls for effective policies for improving access to employment.

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  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
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