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'I walk from trouble': Exploring safeguards with adults with intellectual disabilities-An Australian qualitative study

People living with intellectual disabilities have a right to be safe from abuse and neglect and have a right to be included in the decision-making process determining safeguards that will affect...

‘How dare you say that about my friend’: negotiating disability and identity within Australian high schools

In this paper, people with mobility disabilities talk about their high school experiences in New South Wales, Australia. We are particularly interested in how these men and women talk about the affirmation of bodily differences within various high school spaces.

‘Measuring Up’? Assessment and students with disabilities in the modern university

This article draws on three case studies using a personal pronoun perspective to understand how university students with disabilities negotiate with staff arrangements for alternative assessment practices.

"Asking for the Moon"? A Critical Assessment of Australian Disability Discrimination Laws in Promoting Inclusion for Students with Disabilities

This article seeks to explore the context in which disability discrimination in education laws operate, and the distinctions between policies and practice in that context.

"Best for everyone concerned" or "only as a last resort"? Views of Australian doctors about sterilisation of men and women with intellectual disability

Background: Doctors have the potential to influence opportunities for normative life experiences in the area of sexuality for individuals with intellectual disability (ID). Method: In Study One,...

"I have a good life": the meaning of well-being from the perspective of young adults with Down syndrome

PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to explore what makes for a "good life" from the perspective of young adults with Down syndrome and to identify the barriers and facilitators to...

"I'm in their shoes": Experiences of peer educators in sexuality and relationship education

Background: Sexuality and relationship education for adults with an intellectual disability has failed to include them in roles other than as learners. This paper reports findings from a study of...

“Over time it just becomes easier…”: parents of people with Angelman syndrome and Prader–Willi syndrome speak about their carer role

Purpose: This study investigated two of the stresses experienced by parents caring for offspring with Angelman syndrome (AS) and Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS) in Western Australia, and identified...

A Case Study of an Adult Learner with ASD and ADHD in an Undergraduate Online Learning Environment

The contemporary need for older workers to participate in education and training programs to increase their employability has exposed many of them to learning opportunities involving online...

A collective case study: How regular teachers provide inclusive education for severely and profoundly deaf students in regular schools in rural New South Wales

This thesis reports a collective case study of the school educational experiences of five severely and profoundly deaf students who were enrolled in regular schools in rural areas of New South Wales.

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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...