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Complex contextual influences on the communicative interactions of students with multiple and severe disabilities

The aim of this study was to explore teachers' perceptions and experiences of supports and obstacles to engaging students with multiple and severe disabilities (MSD) in communicative interactions at school.

Conceptualizing a quality of life framework for girls with Rett syndrome using qualitative methods

Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder mainly affecting females and associated with a mutation on the MECP2 gene. There has been no systematic evaluation of the domains of quality of life...

Confidence in their own ability: postgraduate early childhood students examining their attitudes towards inclusive education

This article presents findings from a study which explores reflections of a group of postgraduate early childhood students in relation to their self‐reported attitudes towards inclusive education.

Consumer-identified barriers and strategies for optimizing technology use in the workplace

This article explores the experiences of 26 assistive technology (AT) users having a range of physical impairments as they optimized their use of technology in the workplace.

Contemporary vocational rehabilitation in Australia

PURPOSE: There is a strong connection between disability and decreased participation rates in the Australian labour market. Australian government policy recognises vocational rehabilitation as a...

Controversial practices in the education of students with high support needs

This paper focuses on controversial practices in schools by teachers. Teachers lacked access to research-based evidence and relied on informal and personal sources of information.

Coping strategies in mothers of school-aged children with intellectual disabilities

The role of the family is crucially important in providing a good education to students with special needs. However, this role is often overlooked. Parents can play a critical role in students' long-term achievement.

Critical autism studies: exploring epistemic dialogues and intersections, challenging dominant understandings of autism

In this paper we explore how our cultural contexts give rise to different kinds of knowledges of autism and examine how they are articulated, gain currency, and form the basis for policy, practice...

Current Developments in Australia: School Safety and Disability Discrimination--Purvis v. New South Wales (Department of Education and Training)

When a child with a disability behaves in a manner which threatens the safety of other children and staff in the school, school authorities are faced with a dilemma. The balance between the...

Deaf and hearing impaired children in regional and rural areas: Parent views on educational services

The aim of this study was to survey parents of deaf and hearing impaired students located in regional and rural Western Australia to gain an insight into the level of satisfaction with current services.

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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...