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Functioning and post-school transition outcomes for young people with Down syndrome

AIM: To investigate the relationship between functioning and post-school day occupation for young adults with Down syndrome.;METHODS: Families of young people with Down syndrome (n = 269) aged...

Going to Court over Education: Researcher as Expert Witness

This article seeks to explore the growing number of complaints that have been made against Australian education authorities over the language of instruction used to teach deaf children.

Government Directives on the Integration of Students with a Disability Into the TAFE System: Causes and Effects as Reflected Within the New England Institute of TAFE

This study considers how the TAFE system in NSW addresses the intention of legislation such as the Commonwealth and state Disability Services Acts to support students with disabilities, by surveying the views of senior TAFE staff, students, teachers and consultants.

Health and wellbeing of Victorian adults with intellectual disability compared to the general Victorian population

Multiple measures of health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability (ID) and the general Victorian population were compared using representative population level data. The sample...

How many children with special needs in regular classes? Official predictions vs teachers' perceptions in South Australia and New South Wales

This article reports on the number of students with different types and degrees of disability and with special educational needs in South Australia and New South Wales. Some implications of the findings for the planning and funding of support services are discussed.

How Parents Home Educate Their Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder with the Support of the Schools of Isolated and Distance Education

Students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often cannot access reliable mainstream inclusive practice that maximises their progress over time. In response to this, some parents have chosen to...

Impediments to community-based care for people ageing with intellectual disability in rural New South Wales

The emerging phenomenon of ageing with an intellectual disability has become subject to an increasing research focus in recent years. However, there remains little knowledge regarding the specific...

Implementation of active support over time in Australia

Background: Research indicates the value of active support in achieving good outcomes across a number of quality of life domains for people with intellectual disabilities. However, implementation...

Improving allied health professionals' research implementation behaviours for children with cerebral palsy: protocol for a before-after study

BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy is a permanent disorder of posture and movement caused by disturbances in the developing brain. It affects approximately 1 in every 500 children in developed countries...

Improving communication-specific coping after traumatic brain injury: Evaluation of a new treatment using single-case experimental design

Background and aims: Impaired communication is a well-documented and enduring consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). As a result of this impairment, people with TBI frequently experience...

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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...