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Inequalities in social capital and health between people with and without disabilities

The poor mental and physical health of people with disabilities has been well documented and there is evidence to suggest that inequalities in health between people with and without disabilities...

Insights into the School Reporting Policies Across Australia for Students with Special Needs

This paper reviews the different reporting policies across Australia states and territories for students with special needs.

Intellectual disability health content within medical curriculum: an audit of what our future doctors are taught.[Erratum appears in BMC Med Educ. 2016 Oct 5;16(1):260; PMID: 27717344]

BACKGROUND: There is a high burden of unmet health needs for people with intellectual disability. Despite experiencing significantly higher rates of morbidity and mortality compared with the...

Intellectual disability health content within nursing curriculum: An audit of what our future nurses are taught

BACKGROUND: Individuals with intellectual disability experience chronic and complex health issues, but face considerable barriers to healthcare. One such barrier is inadequate education of...

Intellectual disability in Indigenous Australians: issues and challenges

OBJECTIVES: Literature on Indigenous Australians (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and intellectual disability (ID) is summarized in order to identify current state of knowledge,...

Investigations into emotion regulation difficulties among adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder: A qualitative study

Background Emotion regulation difficulties have been associated with depression and anxiety in typically developing individuals. However, until recently, the impact of emotion regulation...

Is Apple transforming special education? Assessing the efficacy of the iPad as an assistive technology for students with special education needs

This paper assesses recent research involving the uptake of iPads in schools. Research-based practical affordances of the iPad are outlined, along with potential applications for students with...

Is Early Intervention Effective in Improving Spoken Language Outcomes of Children With Congenital Hearing Loss?

PURPOSE: The purpose of this research forum article was to present research findings on the effectiveness of early intervention for improving outcomes of children with congenital hearing...

Is there a relationship between role identity, work demands, and burnout in direct care staff working with individuals with intellectual disability?

Background The relationship between work demands and burnout is complex and it is likely that a number of different variables mediate this relationship. The study had 2 aims: first, to investigate...

Issues and trends for students with disability: review of NCSEHE-funded research

This review focuses on identifying detailed characteristics and national statistics pertaining to higher education students with disability and presenting key research findings, recommendations and future directions for further research regarding equity of students with disability.

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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...