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Launching: The experiences of two young adults with intellectual disability and their families in transition to individual supported living

BackgroundA major milestone in the transition to adulthood is leaving the parental home, known aslaunching. This study explored the experiences of 2 young people with intellectual disability...

Laying or delaying the groundwork? A critical framing analysis of Australia's National Disability Strategy from an implementation planning perspective

National disability strategy implementation is challenging. Competing needs and interests of government and different stakeholders mean that implementation is rarely straightforward.

Learning for Purpose Researching the Social Return

The Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector performs a vital function in Australian society supporting those in need and making a positive difference to the lives of the people and the communities it serves.

Listening for policy change: How the voices of disabled people shaped Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme

Voice has become an important yet ambivalent tool for the recognition of disability. The transformative potential of voice is dependent on a political commitment to listening to disabled people.

Living on the Disability Support Pension', Research Report

This report was commissioned by the National Welfare Rights Network about the experiences of people living on the Disability Support Pension.

Long-term employment among people at ultra-high risk for psychosis

Background: Psychotic disorders are associated with high rates of sustained unemployment, however, little is known about the long-term employment outcome of people at ultra-high risk (UHR) of...

Long-term employment outcomes following traumatic brain injury and orthopaedic trauma: a ten-year prospective study

Objective: To investigate the trajectory and predictors of employment over a period of 10 years following traumatic brain injury and traumatic orthopaedic injury. Design: Prospective follow-up at...

Managing care integration during the implementation of large-scale reforms: The case of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

Purpose - The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new program for the provision of support to people with disabilities in Australia. The purpose of this paper is to explore the early...

Maternal Employment, Work Experiences, and Financial Well-Being of Australian Mothers Who Care for Young Children With Special Health Care Needs

The employment and work experiences of mothers who care for young children with special health care needs is the focus of this study. It addresses a gap in the research literature, by providing an...

Mental illness and its effects on labour market outcomes

This paper examines the impact of mental illness on all stages of labour market engagement, including lower rates of participation in the labour market, higher rates of unemployment and employment in low-skill or low-earning occupations relative to qualifications.

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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...