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'Embracing everybody': Approaching the inclusive early childhood education of a child labelled with autism from a social relational understanding of disability

THIS STUDY INVESTIGATED EDUCATORS' attitudes towards the inclusion of a child labelled with autism in a mainstream early childhood education and care (ECEC) setting in Australia. The article...

'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...

'One of the kids' : Parent perceptions of the developmental advantages arising from inclusion in mainstream early childhood education services

This research explored the perspectives of parents who have enrolled their child with a developmental disability in a mainstream early childhood education service. It asked questions about their...

‘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.

"Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder": Students with Chronic Illness Seeking Academic Continuity through Interaction with Their Teachers at School

This study investigated secondary school students' access and to and utilisation of opportunities to learn effectively so that academic progress is made despite disruption to full-time schooling. It discussed the implications of academic support for students with chronic illness.

"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 Never Imagined I'd Have to Teach These Children" : Providing Authentic Learning Experiences for Secondary Pre-Service Teachers in Teaching Students with Special Needs

This article seeks to describe a collaborative and cross‐curricula initiative aimed to provide pre-service teachers with experiences that would assist them to develop their knowledge and skills to teach students with special needs in their classrooms.

“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 comparative study of the level of performance of students with vision impairment and sighted peers in adaptive behaviour within the regular school context

The study investigated the level of performance of students with vision impairment, in regular schools, in the adaptive behaviour areas of self- care, communication, occupation and social skills....

A Comparison of the Handwriting Abilities of Secondary Students with Visual Impairments and Those of Sighted Students

Despite the large number of people with visual impairments in Australia, all Western Australian secondary students are required to complete their secondary exams using handwriting, unless they...

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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...