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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.

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)....

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.

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 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 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 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...

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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...