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What do people with intellectual disability think about their jobs and the support they recieve at work? A comparative study of three employment support models

A report on the experiences of and outcomes achieved by people with intellectual disability through different models of employment.

Which Employers Offer Hope for Mainstream Job Opportunities for Disabled People?

Employer reluctance to hire disabled people narrows the economic and vocational opportunities of disabled people. This study investigates employer hiring decisions to identify which mainstream...

Who are they and what do they do? Profile of allied health professionals working with people with disabilities in rural and remote New South Wales

OBJECTIVE: To explore the characteristics of allied health professionals (AHPs) working with people with disabilities in western New South Wales (NSW).;DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey was...

Who Cares and does it matter for the labour market? A longitudinal analysis of the labour force status of Indigenous and non-Indigenous carers

The relatively high rates of disability among the Indigenous population corresponds with heavy caring burdens. It has been well established that carers of a person with a disability have lower rates of paid employment than dononcarers.

Why do disability and rehabilitation staff resign?

This paper stresses the importance of analysing the reasons for resignation of employees of both rehabilitation and disability services of all professions. It offers some recommendations for staff retention.

Work engagement and job burnout within the disability support worker population

This study examined the association between work engagement an d job burnout among disability support workers. Role ambiguity and job feedback were related to burnout. Clearer job description, on-the-job-feedback and developing skills were recommended.

Workplace stress, burnout and coping: a qualitative study of the experiences of Australian disability support workers

Disability support workers (DSWs) are the backbone of contemporary disability support services and the interface through which disability philosophies and policies are translated into practical...

Young adults’ perspectives on their psychosocial outcomes 16 years following childhood traumatic brain injury

Purpose – Childhood traumatic brain injury (CTBI) is one of the most common causes of mortality and disability in children and adolescents that impacts on neuropsychological, social and...

Young carers in Australia: understanding the advantages and disadvantages of their care giving

The study consisted of a literature review, quantitative analysis of existing national data sets, qualitative analysis of focus groups and interview with young carers.

Young Carers Research Project: Final Report

This project aimed to research the number, characteristics and needs of young primary carers in relation to facilitating their social and economic participation in the community.

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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....
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