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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.

Access to real learning: the impact of policy, funding and culture on students with disability

This report describes barriers to education access and attainment, the true cost to the community of those barriers, current funding arrangements in Australia, and strategies to better support students with disability.

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.

Adult Interpretations of Communicative Behavior in Learners with Rett Syndrome

This study examined adults' interpretations of the communicative functions of "potential" communicative acts as defined by Sigafoos, et al. (2009) produced by individuals with Rett Syndrome (RTT)....

An analysis of the role of teachers' aides in a state secondary school: Perceptions of teaching staff and teachers' aides

In Victoria, Australia, one of the major roles of the teachers' aide (TA) is to assist students with disabilities to access their education. Researchers have identified the inconsistencies in...

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 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...

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...