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Effects of classroom animal-assisted activities on social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder

Objective: The objective of this study was to implement and evaluate a classroom-based Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) program on social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder...

Effects of short-term disability awareness training on attitudes of adolescent schoolboys toward persons with a disability

Background Schoolboys ( N = 156, M age = 13 years) participated in a disability awareness training program that included guest speakers (athletes from the Paralympics and the Special Olympics), a...

Employment activities and experiences of adults with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Disorder

There is limited large-scale empirical research into the working lives of adults who have an autism spectrum disorder with no co-occurring intellectual disability. Drawing on data from a national...

Enablers for inclusion: The perspectives of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder

Although home-school collaborations are important for inclusive education, most studies have identified the problems experienced by parents whose children have additional special needs. The aim of...

Enabling the exercise of choice and control: How early childhood intervention professionals may support families and young children with a disability to exercise choice and control in the context of the national disability insurance scheme

THE NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE Scheme (NDIS) is progressively being implemented across Australia. The Scheme aims to more equitably and sustainably support families and young children with a...

Equity in assessment: discrimination and disability issues from an Australian legal perspective

This paper examines equity issues in assessment from a legal perspective, drawing on case history from Australia, and based in discrimination and disability law.

Equity in education: signed language and the courts

This article examines several legal cases in Canada, the USA, and Australia involving signed language in education for Deaf students.

Establishing Positive Relationships with Secondary Gifted Students and Students with Emotional/ Behavioural Disorders: Giving These Diverse Learners What They Need

The relationships between teachers and their students play a vital role in the creation of positive learning outcomes and environments for all learners, but particularly for those individuals with...

Evaluation of the effectiveness of an online transition planning program for adolescents on the autism spectrum: Trial protocol

Background: The transition from high school to post-secondary education and work is difficult for adolescents on the autism spectrum. Transition planning can be an effective way of supporting...

Evaluation of the Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) program with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) program - a program which is designed to develop symbolic communication for individuals with autism through the use of a high-tech alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) device.

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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...