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A scan of disadvantage in Queensland 2010 : from analysis to innovation in place-based practice

The report demonstrates that disadvantage persists in Queensland and that responses to disadvantage need to address the spatial patterns that are evident. Some people experiencing multiple...

A Systematic Review of Clinimetric Properties of Measurements of Motivation for Children Aged 5-16 Years with a Physical Disability or Motor Delay

The purpose of this systematical review was to appraise the clinimetric properties of measures of motivation in children aged 5-16 years with a physical disability or motor delay. Six electronic...

Accountability in Public Service Quasi-markets: The Case of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents the latest in a worldwide shift towards individualised funding models for the delivery of care services. However, market-based...

Accounting and accountability for disability benefits in Australia, 1909–1961

Public welfare programs have played a central role in providing support for the disabled in Australia since the early twentieth century. This study examines the role that discursive regimes of...

Addressing ableism in workplace policies and practices: The case for disability standards in employment

In Australia, the issue of disability in the workplace is on the policy agenda. The National Disability Strategy (2010-2020) sets out a broad policy framework for improving the lives of persons...

An inclusive research approach to exploring the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities at work

This paper adopts an inclusive research approach to explore the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities at work.

Appreciating the work of nurses caring for adults with intellectual disability and mental health issues

This paper presents findings from a study exploring the nurses' experience of caring for adults with intellectual disability and mental health issues in inpatient settings. Semi structured...

Assessing Attitudes Toward Evidence-Based Practices of Workers Supporting People With Disabilities: A Validation of the Evidence-Based Practice Attitudes Scale

This study conducted an initial psychometric validation of the Evidence-Based Practice Attitude Scales (EBPAS; Aarons, 2004 ) with a sample of workers employed in services that offer support to...

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Supports for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Many adults with autism spectrum disorders have complex communication needs and may benefit from the use of augmentative and alternative communication. However, there is a lack of research...

Australia's disabling income support system: tracing the history of the disability pension from 1908 to today

This article is based on a historical-comparative policy and discourse analysis of the principles underpinning the Australian disability income support system. It determines that these principles...

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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...