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Mothers caring for children and young people with developmental disabilities: Intent to work, patterns of participation in paid employment and the experience of workplace flexibility

Caring alters plans to return to work and changes career trajectories for many primary caregivers of children with disabilities, most of whom are mothers. The Juggling Work & Care study was a...

My Choice Matters evaluation - Interim report

My Choice Matters supports people with disability and their families to increase their skills, knowledge and confidence. This series of reports presents detailed program evaluations.

NAB Charitable Giving Index Indepth report – 12 months to February 2015

The NAB Charitable Giving Index provides a clear window into people’s contribution to charities – playing an important role in helping the not-for-profit sector realise the giving potential in Australia.

Narrative family therapy and group work for families living with acquired brain injury

Acquired brain injury profoundly challenges the identity of the affected person and family relationships. Narrative practices offer valuable therapeutic tools to assist families to face the...

Navigating employment pathways and supports following brain injury in Australia: Client perspectives

This study investigated the vocational rehabilitation experiences of 29 clients, up to 14 years post brain injury. Data obtained from participant interviews were thematically analysed by...

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.

Older women with intellectual disabilities: Overcoming barriers to autonomy

Women with intellectual disabilities often experience limitations to their autonomy despite the enactment of international treaties, such as United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with...

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...

Parent-Related Stress of Male and Female Carers of Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities and Carers of Children within the General Population: A Cross-Sectional Comparison

Background: Carers of children with intellectual disability show high rates of parent-related stress and are at an increased risk for deleterious physical and mental health. Materials and Methods:...

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...

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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...