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Pilot of the BOOST-A™: An online transition planning program for adolescents with autism

Background: Many adolescents with autism face difficulties with the transition from high school into post-school activities. The Better OutcOmes & Successful Transitions for Autism (BOOST-A™) is...

Population Outcomes of Three Approaches to Detection of Congenital Hearing Loss

BACKGROUND: Universal newborn hearing screening was implemented worldwide largely on modeled, not measured, long-term benefits. Comparative quantification of population benefits would justify its...

Population-Based Prevalence of Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders in Western Australia: A Comparison With Previous Estimates

To investigate the prevalence of intellectual disability (ID) and/or autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in Western Australia (WA).A cohort of children born from 1983 to 2010 in WA with an ID and/or...

Practitioners Who Work with Parents with Intellectual Disability: Stress, Coping and Training Needs

The purpose of the current study was to identify the stressors experienced by practitioners who work with parents with intellectual disability in Australia, investigate coping strategies and explore training needs so as to inform professional development for this group.

Pre-Service Secondary Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusive Education

The attitudes held by pre-service teachers have been shown to affect their willingness and ability to implement an inclusive approach to education. A sample consisting of 193 pre-service secondary...

Pre-service teachers' perceptions of simSchool as preparation for inclusive education: A pilot study

The shift towards the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular schools has meant that general classroom teachers need to be skilled in educating students with a diverse range of needs...

Preservice teachers' learning among students with autism spectrum disorder

This article reports on a collaborative venture between Autism Spectrum Australia and the University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The Social Club network was formed for children...

Primary school teachers’ perceptions of inclusive education in Victoria, Australia

This article explores the perceptions of primary school teachers toward the inclusion of students with disabilities into general education classrooms. Teachers who had knowledge of the anti-discrimination law, had received training and had a family member with a disability held positive attitudes.

Principals' expectations of teachers to implement inclusive activities and teachers' understanding of those expectations

A pilot study carried in northern NSW explored the types of expectations that principals have of teachers to implement inclusive activities and what teachers thought their principals expected of...

Problem solving ability in children with intellectual disability as measured by the Raven's Colored Progressive Matrices

This study investigated the developmental trajectory of problem solving ability in children with intellectual disability (ID) of different etiologies (Down Syndrome, Idiopathic ID or low...

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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...