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A conceptual approach to the work, leisure and retirement education of adults with an intellectual disability

This thesis is concerned with the application of a conceptual approach to educational efforts to improve aspects of work, leisure and retirement functioning in a specific group; persons with an intellectual disability.

A follow-up study of graduates with learning disabilities from a college of education: impact of the disability on personal and professional life

The present study examined three issues connected to the experiences of graduates with learning disabilities (LD) from a college of education (N = 45): support services that had been most...

A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing: Factors Influencing the Increased Identification of Special Educational Needs from the Perspective of Education Policy-makers and School Practitioners

This article considers the increased identification of special educational needs in Australia’s largest education system from the perspectives of senior public servants, regional directors,...

A metacognitive training pilot study for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Lessons learned from the preliminary stages of intervention development

Background Cognitive differences, including deficits in self-awareness, are common in high-functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and represent a fruitful target for...

A novel five degree of freedom user command controller in people with spinal cord injury and non-injured for full upper extremity neuroprostheses, wearable powered orthoses and prosthetics

An independent lifestyle requires the ability to place the hand in the complete workspace in concert with hand grasp and release. A novel user command controller monitoring head position for...

A randomized controlled trial evaluating a brief parenting program with children with autism spectrum disorders

Objective: This randomized controlled trial evaluated the efficacy of Primary Care Stepping Stones Triple P, a brief individualized parenting program, in a sample of parents of children with...

A Review of Play Interventions for Children with Autism at School

Play is an important aspect of children's development and its value to education has been widely explored. However, play in children with disabilities and especially children with autism may be...

A theory of motivation and ontological enhancement: The role of disability policy in student empowerment and institutional change

This paper identifies three factors which motivate students, a failure to engage with the aims and ends of the educational project, a failure to see that a particular learning aim is worth attaining, and a simple lack of will-power to attain it.

Aboriginal People with mental and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system

This report has been developed to provide that knowledge for helping professionals to aid Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to claim their own recovery and have different pathways in their lives.

Access and barriers to online education for people with disability

This paper reports on a study conducted in 2014 and 2015 that explored the accessibility of eLearning for students with disabilities studying fully online in Australia.

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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...