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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.

Needs, challenges and goals of Australian women with disabilities: A preliminary survey

An online survey of adult women living in Australia with an acquired or congenital disability was conducted to explore the needs and challenges experienced by this population. Data for 116...

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.

Non-electronic communication aids for people with complex communication needs

This article seeks to explore non-electronic communication aids as one form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for people with complex communication needs. Overall it was found that much research and funding was focused on electronic aids, despite the high demand for non electronic.

Offering fragile X syndrome carrier screening: A prospective mixed-methods observational study comparing carrier screening of pregnant and non-pregnant women in the general population

Introduction: Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the leading cause of inherited intellectual and developmental disability. Policy development relating to carrier screening programmes for FXS requires...

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...

Overworking among people with psychiatric disorders: Results from a large community survey

This paper examined the characteristics of people with psychiatric disorders who work long hours. It showed that men with higher education dependent children are at greater risk of over-working. The findings have implications for their long-term treatment and care.

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...