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Identifying benefits and barriers to respite for carers of children with complex health needs: A qualitative study

UNLABELLED: Abstract Background: Increasing numbers of children with complex health needs (CWCHN) are being cared for in their own homes. Caring for a child with complex health needs is an...

Imposed identities and limited opportunities: Advocacy agency staff perspectives on the construction of their clients with intellectual disabilities

Intellectual disability is commonly conceptualised as stigmatised identity; however, within the literature, the notion of a damaged identity is contested. The aim of this research was to explore...

Improved Survival in Down Syndrome over the Last 60 Years and the Impact of Perinatal Factors in Recent Decades

Objective To calculate the survival of people with Down syndrome over the past 60 years and the influence of major perinatal factors by using linked population-based data. Study design A data...

Improving access to electronic health records for people with intellectual disability: a qualitative study

People with intellectual disability represent ~2-3% of the Australian population and experience elevated rates of mortality and morbidity compared with the general population. People with...

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...

Informing the Australian government on AT policies: ARATA's experiences

UNLABELLED: This article describes the development and dissemination of an evidence-based Policy Statement and Background Papers by the Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology...

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities (JARID)

This peer-reviewed journal focuses on intellectual disabilities and covers topics such as quality of life, behaviour, communication, sexuality, mental and physical health and economic issues.

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, 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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