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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.

‘ART IN PRISONS’ A literature review of the philosophies and impacts of visual arts programs for correctional populations

This report is a review of academic and other literature examining the impacts of art in prison programs.

‘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.

"Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder": Students with Chronic Illness Seeking Academic Continuity through Interaction with Their Teachers at School

This study investigated secondary school students' access and to and utilisation of opportunities to learn effectively so that academic progress is made despite disruption to full-time schooling. It discussed the implications of academic support for students with chronic illness.

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 framework for providing information in individualised funding programmes

The need for all people with disability to have access to reliable information before they can make informed choices in individualised funding programmes is well documented. However, little...

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 long-term population-based clinical and morbidity profile of Angelman syndrome in Western Australia: 1953–2003

This paper presents the incidence, clinical presentation and associated comorbidities of Angelman syndrome (AS) in Western Australia. It predicts the need for a higher number of sheltered accommodation.

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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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...