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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.

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.

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)....

African Journal of Disability

The African Journal of Disability, the official journal of CRS, AfriNEAD and CEDRES, is published for the purpose of advancing scholarship in disability studies and rehabilitation sciences in a uniquely African context.

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.

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 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 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 effective program design to support older workers with intellectual disability to participate individually in community groups

The foreshadowed increase of older people with intellectual disability has become a reality in many developed countries. As these adults age, improved quality of life can be achieved through...

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...