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Comparative Program Options for Aging People with Intellectual Disabilities

This study compared different models of day-support programs used by older people with intellectual disabilities.

Comparing the Job Strain and Job Demand-Control-Support Models in Direct-Care Disability Workers: Support for Support

This study attempted to determine the relationship of stress to occupation. Occupation-specific stressors and/or psychological reactions may trigger stress-related-illness among different types of employees. .

Comprehensive health assessments during de-institutionalization: an observational study

This article seeks to investigate the effectiveness of the comprehensive health assessment program (CHAP) in people with intellectual disability transitioning from institutional care to community care.

Construct validity of the Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test for children with cerebral palsy

This study examined the suitability of the Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test (QUEST) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). This test was reviewed by using data from 94 children with CP. The study suggests some revisions to QUEST before using.

Contested Housing Landscapes? Social Inclusion, Deinstitutionalisation and Housing Policy in Australia

This paper explores the character and implications of deinstitutionalisation in Australia as a rehousing process. It is based on a recent national research project that has examined the housing futures of people with intellectual disabilities who have been, or will be, deinstitutionalised.

Counselling support for people with intellectual disabilities: the use of narrative therapy

This article examined the potential of narrative therapy as a direct intervention for adults with moderate-to-severe intellectual disabilities, autism and/or severe communication limitations. The findings suggest that the therapy can be useful in assisting them.

Counselling the Family Carer: Aims and Approaches of 47 Service Organisations

As part of a wider study of counselling for family carers of relatives with diverse chronic illnesses and disabilities, the researchers sought to identify the aims and counselling approaches of a relevant sample of 47 service organisations.

Culturally and linguistically diverse carers in Australia: Background report

This report presents information about care provided by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in Australia. It provides a profile of the CALD carers and an overview of their...

Culturally and linguistically diverse carers in Australia: Background report

This report presents information about care provided by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in Australia. It provides a profile of the CALD carers, an overview of their services. It also focuses on resources and relevant policies.

Current and future demand for specialist disability services

This publication reports the findings of a study the AIHW was commissioned to undertake on levels of unmet demand for specialist disability services funded under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement.

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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...