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Sign Language Users’ Education and Employment Levels: Keeping Pace with Changes in the General Australian Population?

This article compares the educational and employment outcomes between sign language users and the general population. A gap exists between these two groups, although the gap has been closing over the decades. Educational reforms have contributed to the positive change.

Smoking increases the risk of progression in multiple sclerosis: A cohort study in Queensland, Australia

Background Cigarette smoking has been associated with increased risk of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). The effect of smoking status on risk and timing of disease progression in patients with...

Social Attitudes toward Cerebral Palsy and Potential Uses in Medical Education Based on the Analysis of Motion Pictures

This study presents how motion pictures illustrate a person with cerebral palsy (CP), the social impact from the media, and the possibility of cerebral palsy education by using motion pictures....

Sociodemographic differences in parental satisfaction with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis

The diagnostic process for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult for families. Growing evidence suggests that the diagnostic process may vary as a function of sociodemographic factors,...

Spiritual care for people with intellectual and developmental disability: An exploratory study

Background: A faith-based (pseudonym, Adam’s House – AH) and a non-faith-based care service (pseudonym, Greenleaves – GL) were explored to find out if and how spiritual support was provided for...

Stirring up the sediment: the corporeal pedagogies of disabilities

This article uses Merleau-Ponty's account of embodiment to explore the pedagogical capacity of disability, specifically in relation to two university courses.

Striking the Right Balance: Police Experience, Perceptions and Use of Independent Support Persons During Interviews Involving People with Intellectual Disability

Background: Several jurisdictions mandate the presence of an independent support person during police interviews with vulnerable people. The current study investigated police officers' experiences...

Student Perceptions: Improving the Educational Experiences of High School Students on the Autism Spectrum

Listening to and reflecting on the voices and personal stories of adolescent students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is critically important to developing more inclusive approaches to...

Student perspectives on disclosure of mental illness in post-compulsory education: Displacing doxa

This paper reports findings from a 12-month Australian study exploring beliefs and experiences of disclosure and course success in post-compulsory education for 20 students with mental illness....

Student voice : What can we learn from twice-exceptional students about the teacher's role in enhancing or inhibiting academic self-concept

Academic self-concept relates to students' perceptions of their academic accomplishments, and academic competence and expectations of academic success or failure. Academic self-concept has been...

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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...