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Australia's welfare 2009: The ninth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides statistics and related information concerning topics such as families, ageing, disability and housing, as well as an outline of the development of welfare-related information and statistics during the 2-year period to June 2009.

Australia's welfare 2011 : the tenth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's welfare 2011 is the tenth 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.

Australian Social Trends, 2007

Australian Social Trend provides an overview of some key social trends in the various areas of social concern and brings together information from across the different areas to address complex social issues.

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).

Autism following a history of newborn encephalopathy: More than a coincidence?

This articles presents the findings of a population-based study of moderate and severe term newborn encephalopathy (NE) in Western Australia between 1993 and 1996. The study shows that children who had experienced NE were more likely to have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Barriers and enablers to the use of evidence based practice (EBP) by speech pathologists working for Ageing Disability and Home Care (NSW)

This paper shows that speech pathologists' attitudes towards evidence-based practice (EBP) became favourable as a result of training and knowledge. They felt more confident in applying the principles of EBP in clinical practice.

Behavioral and physiological predictors of guide dog success

This paper reports on experiments conducted to find ways to reduce the costs of guide dogs for people with vision impairment. This study reports that four specific behavioural responses, which may reflect anxiety and restlessness, predict low suitability of dogs for guiding work.

Bespoke program design for school-aged therapy disability service delivery

This article investigated models of service delivery. To do this, the authors reviewed the literature in this area. They proposed a suitable service delivery model for children with disabilities.

Body image and physical disability—personal perspectives

This study explored the body image concerns of people with a physical disability. It found that bodily impairment had a negative influence on their mental health. However, they gradually adjust to their different bodies and increasingly accept their disabilities over time.

Body mass index as an indicator of adiposity among adults with intellectual disability

This study examines the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and obesity. Data were collected from people with an intellectual disability. Results show a positive correlation between BMI and obesity.

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Research to Action Guides

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