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Australia’s national disability insurance scheme: looking back to shape the future

Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform how people with a disability are served. Similar to the enactment of the Disability...

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...

Breaking traditions of practice: workforce challenges in implementing disability service standards within purpose-built accommodation for younger adults

UNLABELLED: Inadequate community housing and support for adults under 65 years with complex health needs often leads to residential aged care placement. In 2006, Australian government authorities...

Can employment positively affect the recovery of people with psychiatric disabilities?

This study explored the relationship between employment and recovery in individuals with psychiatric disabilities and proposed that participants who were employed would have higher levels of recovery than participants who were not employed.

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 associated with physical activity among independently ambulant children and adolescents with unilateral cerebral palsy

AIM: This study aimed to quantify the contribution of physical, personal and environmental characteristics to physical activity among independently ambulant children with unilateral cerebral palsy...

Characteristics of Disability Support Pension Recipients , June 2006

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

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