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United Kingdom Life Opportunities Survey

This UK survey aims to identify the reasons why people with disability do not participate in the community as much as they would like. It also explores topics such as living standards, housing, discrimination and crime.

University acceptance of peers with disabilities : A Rasch measurement

This study measured attitudes of university students towards their peers with a disability in the Australian context.

Use of multisensory environments in schools for students with severe disabilities: Perceptions from schools

This paper explores the beliefs, perceptions about the effects of Multisensory environments (MSEs) on students with severe disabilities.

Using Intensive Interaction to add to the palette of interactive possibilities in teacher–pupil communication

This paper assesses the impact of introducing intensive interaction to the teaching of students with severe/profound intellectual disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders.

Using self-monitoring to increase the on-task behaviour of three students with disabilities during independent work

The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of using a tactile cued self‐monitoring device (Watchminder) and a self‐recording booklet to improve the on‐task behaviour of three primary aged students with disabilities during independent work.

We Belong Too: an Australian study of Adolescents with Autism

This report presents findings from the We Belong Too research which surveys 12-17 year old adolescents on the autism spectrum for their opinions on their support needs, experiences and future aspirations.

What factors influence the decisions of parents of children with special educational needs when choosing a secondary educational provision for their child at change of phase from primary to secondary education? A review of the literature

This review presents the results of a literature scoping exercise looking at the decisions parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) make when choosing a secondary placement to send their child at change of phase.

What’s in a mechanism? Development of a key concept in realist evaluation

The idea that underlying, generative mechanisms give rise to causal regularities has become a guiding principle across many social and natural science disciplines.

Where are they now? A long-term follow-up study of students with autism graduating from Autism Spectrum Australia’s (Aspect) satellite classes

This summary outlines the findings of a research study undertaken to ascertain whether Autism Spectrum Australia’s satellite class program is achieving its core goal of successful long-term outcomes for students with ASD in more inclusive educational placements.

Widening Participation: Challenges Confronting a Research-Intensive University

This article explores the challenges confronting a research-intensive Australian university in responding to the "widening participation" agenda outlined in the recent "Review of Higher Education"

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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...