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Deinstitutionalisation in Australia part II: Results from a long-term study

This article presents results from a long-term study. The study assessed the benefits of relocation of people with intellectual disabilities to community from mental health institutions. The results show positive outcomes for the study participants.

Dental admissions in children under two years–a total‐population investigation

This paper describes dental and oral cavity admissions and associated factors in children under two years of age. A range of factors such as sex, location, having birth defects and being Indigenous influenced hospital admissions.

Developing the Understanding and Practice of Inclusion in Higher Education for International Students with Disabilities/Additional Needs: A Whole Schooling Approach

This paper focuses on inclusion in higher education using a whole schooling philosophy. Researchers recorded the perspectives and views of students with a disability. They suggested models of best practice and policies to promote inclusive strategies in tertiary education.

Development and Evaluation of a Pilot Filmmaking Project for Rural Youth with a Serious Mental Illness

This paper evaluates a creative arts project which taught young people with mental illnesses filmmaking skills and techniques over a five-week period.

Developmental milestones in infants and young Australasian children with achondroplasia

This article seeks to explore developmental milestones in children with achondroplasia. Results indicate that fine motor development does not seem to be as delayed as previously suggested.

Dinnertime and bedtime routines and rituals in families with a young child with an autism spectrum disorder

This article provides a description of the experiences of dinnertime and bedtime routines in Australian families with a young child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as common challenges experienced.

Direct costs of blindness in Australia

This study calculated the direct financial costs of blindness to the Australian government and community. Three case studies were used to calculate the annual costs associated with blindness. There were significant financial costs to the government and the communities. .

Disability (The 2011 Census Paper Series)

The aim of this paper is to use the 2006 and 2011 Censuses to provide some information on the geographic and demographic distribution of disability within the Indigenous population.

Disability and health inequalities in Australia - Research summary

This report addresses the social and economic determinants of mental and physical health of people with disability.

Disability and Health Service Utilization Associated With Psychological Distress: The Influence of Ethnicity

This study examined levels of disability and use of health services, as a result of psychological distress, across various ethnic groups.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...