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Accessibility and autonomy preconditions to 'our' inclusion: A grounded theory study of the experiences of secondary students with vision impairment

In this paper, I report core findings of a small-scale qualitative study that I conducted with a group of young people with vision impairment who attended an inclusive secondary school in the...

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.

Adaptation of an interview-based protocol to examine close relationships between children with developmental disabilities and peers

This study sought to determine whether an interview protocol was suitable to examine the close relationships of children with developmental disabilities in an inclusive school setting. It pointed to some of the limitations of conventional interview methods and proposed a more appropriate method.

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

Allegations of unlawful discrimination in education: parents taking their fight for Auslan to the courts

This article seeks to review a number of cases in which Australian parents have claimed indirect discrimination by educational authorities over their children's lack of access to instruction through Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and discusses the outcomes of such litigation.

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 adverse lipid profile is associated with disability and progression in disability, in people with MS

Background: There is accumulating data suggesting an association between serum lipids, apolipoproteins and disability in multiple sclerosis (MS). Objectives: To investigate the associations...

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 exploration into the support services for students with a mild intellectual disability

Quality support services play a significant role in the overall development of students with an intellectual disability. This qualitative study sought to examine to what extent the support...

An independent outcome study of aTreatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication-handicapped Children (TEACCH) intervention for children with autism

This paper aims to report on the TEACHH pilot for children with Autism; in particular, its effectiveness and fidelity as well as general attitudes to autism among staff.

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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...