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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,...

Implications for family carers when people with psychosocial disability have individualised funding packages – literature review

This literature review examines the impact of individualised funding on family carers of people with psychosocial disability.

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 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...

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...

Informational requirements and client-centred disability care: Issues, problems and prospects in Australia

Client and patient-centred care have become watchwords in policies to transform social and health care systems in both Australia and the UK. In this article we argue that much of the success of...

Is Australia One Recession Away from a Disability Blowout? Lessons from Other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Countries

This paper compares trends in US and Australian disability receipt with those of the Netherlands and Sweden and argue that Australia's current Disability Support Pension programme is vulnerable to the same economic forces that caused unsustainable programme growth in these countries.

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.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...