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What constitutes effective support in obtaining and maintaining employment for individuals with intellectual disability? A scoping review

A literature search was conducted to find evidence-based strategies that enable people with intellectual disability achieve better employment outcomes.

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.

What is a person-centred approach?: Familiarity and understanding of individualised funding amongst carers in New South Wales

Person-centred approaches place individuals with a disability at the centre of decision making, with their carers and family invited to be partners in the process. Rather than being required to...

When Funding Meets Practice: The Fate of Contemporary Therapeutic Approaches and Self-Determination in a Consumer-Centred Disability Funding Scheme

This article highlights the potential for a consumer-centred model of funding (the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme, or the NDIS), to undermine therapeutic approaches in Early...

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.

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.

Working with Policy and Regulatory Factors to Implement Universal Design in the Built Environment: The Australian Experience

Built environments that are usable by all provide opportunities for engagement in meaningful occupations. However, enabling them in day to day design processes and practice is problematic for...

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: Social policy impacts of the caring responsibilities of children and young adults

This research is a theoretically-informed and policy-focused quantitative and qualitative study on young carers.

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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...