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Autism in context 2: Assessment, intervention and services in Australia

Abstract Continuing from part 1, part 2 of the autism spectrum disorders review explores clinical practice and service delivery aspects of autism spectrum disorders including current assessment...

Barriers to sexual health provision for people with intellectual disability: A disability service provider and clinician perspective

Background: Sexual health remains one of the most overlooked areas of life for people with intellectual disability. In recent years there has been an increasing expectation that this issue will be...

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.

Body image and physical disability -- personal perspectives

This study used qualitative methodology to investigate the body image concerns of people with physical disabilities. Three males and four females aged between 22 and 50 years, in Melbourne,...

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.

Breast cancer and the uptake of mammography screening services by women with intellectual disabilities

Older women with an intellectual disability have a high rate of cancer risk. However, the rate of breast cancer screening was lower among this women compared with women without a disability.

Care and services for spinal injured people with, and without, neurological deficit

This article seeks to describe the care and service usage characteristics of people with spinal injuries, including people without significant neurological deficits.

Carers' perspective on respite for persons with acquired brain injury

This study aims to address the lack of data on respite care and people with acquired brain injury from the perspective of carers. Survey methodology was used to gather information from carers who were members of a peak brain injury association in New South Wales, Australia.

Caring for people with a mental disability at home: Australian carers’ perceptions of service provision

This paper shows carer perceptions of the adequacy of assistance. The findings show that people with mental and severe disability are more likely to think that they received inadequate service.

Caring in the community, Australia 2009

This publication presents information about carers who provide informal assistance with core activities that is ongoing, or likely to be ongoing, for at least six months.

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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...