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Access to Medicare-funded annual comprehensive health assessments for rural people with intellectual disability

INTRODUCTION: People with intellectual disability (ID) comprise 2-3% of the Australian population. They mostly rely on their GP for primary health care.

Across the divide: Facilitating the transition of students with intellectual disability to secondary school

This research project explored the major concerns of different stakeholders involved in the transition from primary to secondary schools of students with an intellectual disability. Results highlighted the need for more effective communication among carers, parents and other stakeholders.

Adequacy of the Regular Early Education Classroom Environment for Students With Visual Impairment

This study describes the classroom environment that students with visual impairment typically experience in regular Australian early education.

Advanced IT education for the vision impaired via e-learning

This paper describes the development of a fully accessible e-learning environment to deliver advanced IT network curriculum to adults with acute vision disabilities

Ageing-related experiences of adults with learning disability resident in rural areas: One Australian perspective

Background: Access to support services in rural areas is known to be problematic both in Australia, and in other countries around the world, but the majority of research on the population of...

Alternative service delivery models for families with a new speech generating device: Perspectives of parents and therapists

PURPOSE: Research has revealed limitations in the provision of in-person services to families with a new speech generating device (SGD), both in Australia and overseas. Alternative service models...

An 'at-risk' curriculum for 'at-risk' students? Special educational needs and disability in the new Australian Curriculum

The number of students who are 'at risk' including those with special education needs and or disabilities is increasing rapidly worldwide in all schools. This has prompted widespread debate...

An Assessment of Policies Guiding School Emergency Disaster Management for Students With Disabilities in Australia

This study investigated the presence and extent of governmental policies and guidelines underpinning disaster management in schools in Australia with respect to meeting needs of vulnerable students with disabilities.

An Emperor with No Clothes? Inclusive Education in Victoria

This article reviews measures introduced by the state education authority in Victoria for the inclusion of students with special needs in mainstream schools. It points to some of the limitations of such measures in meeting the needs of the students.

An evaluation of employment outcomes achieved by transition to work service providers in Sydney, Australia

Background: Very few studies have evaluated the performance of transition to work (TTW) service providers after the TTW program was implemented in New South Wales, Australia since 2005. This paper...

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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...