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'Good Enough Parenting': Parental disability and child protection

This paper focuses on child protection matters involving parents with a disability. It shows that parents with a disability received very little support and training needed in order to retain or regain care of their children. They were more harshly judged than parents without a disability.

‘Care’: Moral concept or merely an organisational suffix?

This article is a conceptual-theoretical analysis which explores the characteristics of human services that embrace managerialism. It investigates the moral constructions of personhood in regard to people with intellectual disability (ID) within this service context.

‘I know my body, I’ve lived in it all my life’: Therapy, surgery and remediation experiences of young people with disabilities

This articles discusses the physical, social and emotional implications of remediation from the perspective of young people who are growing up with a disability.

‘Stroke a chord’: the effect of singing in a community choir on mood and social engagement for people living with aphasia following a stroke

People with aphasia can benefit from music therapy. An intervention showed that the treatment led to a reduction in mood disorders in people with aphasia.

"Lost in the crowd": issues confronting adults with intellectual disabilities and their family members

This paper reports on the process and outcomes of a small qualitative study which identifies the issues for people to determine what services might be more suitable to support adults with an intellectual disability.

“Having the Time of My Life”: An Exploratory Study of Women With Intellectual Disability Growing Older

In this paper we report on an exploratory study with a group of 13 older women with intellectual disability in Sydney, Australia, to add to the limited knowledge about how they perceive their lives as they grow older.

A conceptual approach to the work, leisure and retirement education of adults with an intellectual disability

This thesis is concerned with the application of a conceptual approach to educational efforts to improve aspects of work, leisure and retirement functioning in a specific group; persons with an intellectual disability.

A Functioning and Related Health Outcomes Module: The development of a data capture tool for health and community services information systems

This report describes work that sets out to explore the value of a module of information on functional status as a health outcomes measure and to develop a framework for the development of such a module.

A mobile telemedicine-enabled ear screening service for Indigenous children in Queensland: activity and outcomes in the first three years

This paper reports on the effectiveness of a mobile ear-screening service in an Indigenous community in Queensland.

A narrative review of Men's Sheds literature: Reducing social isolation and promoting men's health and well-being

This paper reviews literature on Men's Shed programmes. The objective of the programme is to promote men's health and well-being. The study found a limited amount of literature on the topic. Moreover, it highlights the importance of examining the potential benefits of Men's Shed programmes.

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