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Effect of group size on the participation of students with mild intellectual disability in physical education

This study examined the effect of group size on the engagement of students with an intellectual disability and their peers without a disability while practising skills. Students with a disability were less likely to engage in motor activities than their counterparts in the study.

Emergency planning for students with disabilities: A survey of Australian Schools

Children with disabilities and special needs are among the most vulnerable when disaster strikes. Schools can play an effective role in mitigating the effects of natural disasters on students and...

Employment procedures and practices challenge teacher assistants in mainstream schools

Reliance on teacher assistants (TAs) in mainstream schools to support students with disability and learning difficulties is an increasing trend in Australia. In 2011, over 80,000 TAs were employed...

Employment status and mental health among persons with and without a disability: evidence from an Australian cohort study

BACKGROUND: Unemployment and economic inactivity are associated with worse mental health in the general population, but there is limited understanding of whether these relationships are different...

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...

Epidemiology and clinical record of multiple sclerosis in selected countries: A systematic review

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system mainly affecting young adults. The aim of this paper is to review the literature concentrating...

Establishing Equity and Quality: The Experience of Schooling from the Perspective of a Student with Vision Impairment

A single participant phenomenological study using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis can give voice to a student with vision impairment, exploring and developing our understanding of the...

Evaluation of the Disability Support Program (DSP)

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

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 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...