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Mentors' experiences of using the Active Mentoring model to support older adults with intellectual disability to participate in community groups

Background Social inclusion is a widely acknowledged goal; who is best positioned to provide support and how support is delivered are key questions. Using Active Mentoring training, members of...

Missing discourses: concepts of joy and happiness in disability

This paper shows how people with a disability are described in policy and research settings. It suggests that they are often negatively represented. The authors argue that policy‐makers and academics alike need to be sensitive to the dynamics of languages (discourses) about disability.

Moving forward with dignity: Exploring health awareness in an isolated Deaf community of Australia

BACKGROUND: Those within the Deaf community are disadvantaged in a number of aspects of day-to-day life including their access to health care. At times, they may encounter barriers to health care...

Muscularity, Mateship and Malevolent Masculinities: Experiences of Young Men with Hearing Disabilities in Secondary Schools

Across the analysis of interview fragments from two young men with hearing disabilities who attended secondary schools in Australia, this paper will demonstrate that masculinity in the schoolyard frequently emerges within and as a collective form of violence and malevolence against the disabled body

Naming, blaming and claiming ablism: the lived experiences of lawyers and advocates with disabilities

The social model explains that different abilities are not the true cause of disablement. Ablist institutions and practices construct a certain level of ability as disability.

National test performance of young Australian children with additional educational needs

This paper discusses the national test participation and performance of young Australian children with additional educational needs.

Navigating the journey of Aboriginal childhood disability: a qualitative study of carers' interface with services

Background: The disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with a disability is well recognized. The long term consequences of failing to address disability on...

Need for an Australian Indigenous disability workforce strategy: review of the literature

Purpose: To identify approaches for developing workforce capacity to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to Indigenous people with disability in Australian rural and remote...

Occupational therapy students’ attitudes towards individuals with disabilities: A comparison between Australia, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States

The purpose of the study was to examine occupational therapy students’ attitudes towards individuals with disabilities from an international, cross-cultural perspective and to investigate the possible impact of professional education on students’ attitudes.

On the Potential for Psychological Researchers and Psychologists to Promote the Social Inclusion of People with Disability: A Review

Objective: This paper outlines different approaches to understanding disability and describes ways in which psychological researchers and psychologists can promote the social inclusion of people...

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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...