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Use of the My Health Record by people with communication disability in Australia: A review to inform the design and direction of future research

BACKGROUND: People with communication disability often struggle to convey their health information to multiple service providers and are at increased risk of adverse health outcomes related to the...

Using a logic model to evaluate the Kids Together early education inclusion program for children with disabilities and additional needs

Despite clear evidence that learning and social opportunities for children with disabilities and special needs are more effective in inclusive not segregated settings, there are few known...

Using Intensive Interaction to add to the palette of interactive possibilities in teacher–pupil communication

This paper assesses the impact of introducing intensive interaction to the teaching of students with severe/profound intellectual disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders.

Using Quality of Family Life Factors to Explore Parents’ Experience of Educational Provision for Children with Developmental Disabilities in Rural Australia

Australian education service provision includes the delivery of quality educational programmes to rural and remote living children. However, according to their parents, many children with...

Verbal ability and language outcome following traumatic brain injury in early childhood

Objective: To investigate language outcomes of TBI in preschool-aged children. Competent early language skills are pivotal for the future development of literacy skills.

We Belong Too: an Australian study of Adolescents with Autism

This report presents findings from the We Belong Too research which surveys 12-17 year old adolescents on the autism spectrum for their opinions on their support needs, experiences and future aspirations.

What if You're Really Different? Case Studies of Children with High Functioning Autism Participating in the Get REAL Programme Who Had Atypical Learning Trajectories

Evaluation of the Get REAL programme in an inclusive primary school setting has indicated its effectiveness in promoting pro-social behaviour for children with high functioning Autism. However,...

What’s in a mechanism? Development of a key concept in realist evaluation

The idea that underlying, generative mechanisms give rise to causal regularities has become a guiding principle across many social and natural science disciplines.

Where are they now? A long-term follow-up study of students with autism graduating from Autism Spectrum Australia’s (Aspect) satellite classes

This summary outlines the findings of a research study undertaken to ascertain whether Autism Spectrum Australia’s satellite class program is achieving its core goal of successful long-term outcomes for students with ASD in more inclusive educational placements.

Widening Participation: Challenges Confronting a Research-Intensive University

This article explores the challenges confronting a research-intensive Australian university in responding to the "widening participation" agenda outlined in the recent "Review of Higher Education"

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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...