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Mixed Method Approaches in Open-Ended, Qualitative, Exploratory Research Involving People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Comparative Methods Study

People with intellectual disabilities and their families are increasingly being asked to provide input into the services they receive. Under the aegis of the United Nation Convention of the Rights...

Models of disability support governance: a framework for assessing and reforming social policy

In many developed countries, the provision of disability services has undergone significant transformations, from institutional to community based care, and from oganisational to personalised...

Modernising adult protection in an age of choice

This article examines the effect that two important legal and social policy developments are having on adult protection laws and practices in Australia. The first concerns the increasing reach of...

Negative events, positive outcomes: Improving labour force outcomes via tertiary study for individuals with disability and chronic illness

Workers with a disability experience significant challenges in the workplace where individuals are evaluated based on characteristics that are not relevant to their work. Therefore, they tend to pursue further studies to achieve improved labour market outcomes.

NSW Carers Strategy 2014 - 2019

Carers provide ongoing unpaid support to people who need it because of their disability, chronic illness, mental ill-health, dementia or frail age. Carers support people to live independent lives, to remain in their own homes and in their own communities

Older disabled workers' perceptions of volunteering

The aim of this study was to explore how older workers within supported employment settings perceived the opportunities for and barriers to volunteering.

Outsider histories, insider artists, cross-cultural ensembles: Visiting with disability presences in contemporary art environments

Disability is highly visible in contemporary performance festivals and art venues. Traveling from the disability performance ensemble work of Theater Hora and Jérôme Bel, to Javier Telléz's...

Paperwork in group homes for people with intellectual disability

Background Paperwork forms a large part of daily group home service provision, and yet its use as a service technology has received little research attention. The aim of this study was to explore...

Parents’ experiences in registering with and accessing funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme for early intervention services for children with developmental disabilities

Aim: To evaluate parents’ feedback regarding their experience in registering and accessing funding with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and communicating with the National...

Participation and service access rights for people with intellectual disability: a role for law?

BACKGROUND: Supported decision-making and personal budgets for services are the new paradigms.;METHOD: Supported decision-making proposals from the Australian State of Victoria are analysed...

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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...