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Australia's health 2006

This is the tenth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the nation's authoritative source of information on patterns of health and illness, determinants of health, the supply and use of health services, and health services expenditure.

Australia's welfare 2007

Australia's welfare 2007 is the eighth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia.

Australia's welfare 2013 : the 11th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's welfare 2013 is the 11th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This comprehensive and authoritative report provides an overview of the wellbeing of Australians across domains of healthy living, autonomy and participation, and social cohesion.

Australian Cerebral Palsy Child Study: protocol of a prospective population based study of motor and brain development of preschool aged children with cerebral palsy

This paper is a protocol which describes a large population-based study of early motor development and brain structure in a representative sample of preschool aged children with Cerebral palsy (CP), using direct clinical assessment.

Australian Cerebral Palsy Register Report 2009 (Birth years 1993 - 2003)

The Australian Cerebral Palsy Register (ACPR) is a research database to facilitate the study of: the distribution, frequency and severity of cerebral palsy; the causes and determinants of cerebral palsy; the effectiveness of prevention strategies; and to help plan and evaluate services.

Australian children with special health care needs: social-emotional and learning competencies in the early years

This study examined the relationship between special health care needs and social-emotional and learning competence in the early years. Boys were more likely than girls to have special health care needs. Special health care needs predicted learning and academic competencies in the early years.

Australian Implementation and Evaluation of Active Support

This study assessed the effectiveness and viability of implementing Active Support in Australian group homes, by introducing Active Support to five Sydney group homes and evaluating its impact. Results showed some positive effects of the intervention.

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Yout

At the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), we progress and promote evidence-based programs and strategies to improve the wellbeing of children and youth.

Australians from a non-English speaking background with intellectual disability: The importance of research

The authors review available data on Australians from a non-English speaking background (NESB) with intellectual disability (ID). They find that intellectual disability in the Australian NESB community has received limited attention in terms of both qualitative and quantitative research.

Autism and intellectual disability are differentially related to sociodemographic background at birth

This article seeks to investigate the sociodemographics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID).

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