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'Disability standards for education 2005' (Cth) : sword or shield for Australian students with disability?

This article explains the scope and effect of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cth) (the 'Standards) and considers whether they operate as a legislative sword or shield in respect of...

‘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.

‘I feel like I failed him by ringing the police’: Criminalising disability in Australia

The stigmatisation, control, criminalisation and incarceration of people with disability have a long history. While in recent decades there has been increasing commitment to the rights of people...

‘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.

"Everything Has a Fucking Value': Negative Dialectics in the Work of Back to Back Theatre

Back to Back theatre is an Australian ensemble of actors perceived to have learning disabilities. Its international profile has advanced substantially in recent years following touring productions...

"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...

A behavioural intervention increases physical activity in people with subacute spinal cord injury: a randomised trial

Questions: For people with subacute spinal cord injury, does rehabilitation that is reinforced with the addition of a behavioural intervention to promote physical activity lead to a more active...

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...

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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...