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A scan of disadvantage in Queensland 2010

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 indicators of disadvantage live in areas where this experience is more widespread.

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...

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...

Adapting Advanced Information Technology Network Training for Adults with Visual Impairments

This paper provides an overview on the qualifications and training for people who are visually impaired with technological skills to develop a career in information technology (IT).

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 evaluation of the performance of the WISC-IV eight-subtest short form with children who may have an intellectual disability

Background There has been only limited research into the psychometric properties of short-form intellectual assessments when used with children who may have an intellectual disability (ID). The...

Applying SDAC 2009 to the OECD integration scenario for disability employment: [Survey of Ageing, Disability and Carers (SDAC)]

The paper analyses data from the 2009 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Survey of Ageing, Disability and Carers (SDAC) to estimate the proportion of Australians with disability and an employment restriction who are not in the labour force and who want to 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...

Assistive Technology in Australia: Integrating theory and evidence into action

BACKGROUND: Occupational therapists use a range of strategies to influence the relationship between person, environment and occupation and facilitate people's participation and inclusion in...

Australia's welfare 2001

Australia's Welfare is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia.

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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...