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The main signs of ageing in people with intellectual disability

OBJECTIVE: Investigations around ageing with an intellectual disability have increased substantially in the past three decades. A research gap continued to exist regarding the detection of ageing...

The Outcomes and Impact Scale – Revised: the psychometric properties of a scale assessing the impact of service provision

Background: The Outcomes and Impact Scale – Revised (O&IS-R) was developed to measure the impact of service provision on adults with disability. The aim of this research was to explore the...

The provision of visitable housing in australia: Down to the detail

In response to the ratification of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), Australian housing industry leaders, supported by the Australian Government,...

The relationship between hope, social inclusion, and mental wellbeing in supported employment

This study explored the relationships between hope, social inclusion, and mental wellbeing in a sample of people in recovery from mental illness. Participants were 70 adults (60% male) with a...

The role of public procurement in improving accessibility to ICT

This paper outlines research on comparative analysis of the situation in Australia with public procurement policy in OECD countries.

The stability of correlates of labour force activity

This paper focuses on factors that influence labour force activity among people with psychiatric disorders. Age, sex, employment restrictions, country of birth, education and ability were identified as strong factors. Policy implications of the findings are discussed.

The tyranny of distance? Carers in regional and remote areas of Australia

This report aims to document the geographical spread of carers in regional and remote areas and how this affects their access to resources and general wellbeing.

Time trends in socio-economic inequalities for women and men with disabilities in Australia: Evidence of persisting inequalities

This article seeks to investigate trends in socio-economic conditions for people with and without disabilities.

Time Use Following a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

This study examined time use by people who experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI). It found that people with TBI were less likely to be engaged in employment and social life. TBI tends to negatively influence peoples' social well-being.

To gain, retain and retrain: the role of post-school education for people with a disability

This study extends previous work which showed that VET qualifications had a positive effect on the chances of finding work for people with a disability.

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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...