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Effects of a modified Thinking Science program for year 8 students of various abilities

The aim of this research was to identify whether students of various academic abilities would achieve positive gains in cognitive ability after completing a modified cognitive acceleration program...

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...

Employment and related economic outcomes for Australian apprenticeship and traineeship graduates with disabilities: Baseline findings from a national three-year longitudinal study

Background: Apprenticeships and traineeships are beneficial vocational pathways for people with disabilities as they include work-based training and provide nationally recognised formal...

Enhancing social participation in young people with communication disabilities living in rural Australia: outcomes of a home-based intervention for using social media

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a home-based intervention using social media to enhance social networks of young people with disabilities and...

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.

Evaluation of the Australian adaptation of the Keeping It Together (KIT‐Australia) information package with carers of children with special needs

The ‘Keeping It Together’ (KIT) information package is useful in meeting the information needs of children with special needs. This study found evidence in support of this claim in the Australian context.

Evaluation of the Disability Support Program (DSP)

An evaluation for Dept of Education and Training for the Disability Support Program.

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

This report contains results from a 2010-11 small-scale pilot evaluation of the LAMP program involving three students suggesting that LAMP can lead to rapid and sustained increases in symbolic communication and in length of individual utterances for child

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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...