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Australian Social Trends, March 2012

Australian Social Trends draws on a wide range of data, sourced both from ABS and other agencies, to present a picture of Australian society. This issue covers areas including households with lower socio-economic statues, homelessness, love and marriage and disability and work.

Autism spectrum disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Part II: A qualitative comparison of parenting stress

Background Researchers investigating the impact of parenting children with disabilities suggest that regardless of the specific diagnosis, parents experience increased levels of stress. However,...

Barriers and Enablers to Safeguarding Children and Adults within a Disability Services Context: Insights from an Australian Delphi Study

Research conducted in the 1990s revealed the tragic irony that exposure to the disability support system, and particularly to its institutional forms, was a major risk factor related to the...

Benchmarking Teacher Practice in Queensland Transition Programs for Youth With Intellectual Disability and Autism

This study drew on the Taxonomy for Transition Programming developed by Kohler to benchmark practice at government and nongovernment schools throughout Queensland, Australia.

Building an Industry of Choice: Service Quality, Workforce Capacity and Consumer-Centred Funding in Disability Care

This report is concerned with the impact of consumer-centred funding models on disability services workers, with particular focus on their capacity to provide high quality services.

Capacity for Freedom—A New Way of Measuring Poverty Amongst Australian Children

This article argues that political action to improve the lives of children should take a holistic view of the lives of individuals taking note in particular of how health may be restraining their quality of life.

Caregivers' support needs and factors promoting resiliency after brain injury

AIM: This article explores the challenges, support needs and coping strategies of caregivers of people with an acquired brain injury (ABI).;METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with...

Challenges for females with high functioning autism in the workplace: a systematic review

This systematic review synthesises what is known about the labour market experiences of women with High Functioning Autism (HFA).

Characteristics of Disability Support Pension Recipients June 2007

This paper provides information on the characteristics of Disability Support Pension recipients.

Child disability, welfare payments, marital status and mothers’ labor supply: Evidence from Australia

This paper studies the effects of child disability on mothers’ participation in the labor force using Australian data. We formulate a bivariate Probit model in which mothers’ employment and...

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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...