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Disability and stress: a study in perspectives

The study aimed to test the hypothesis that people with a disability may report higher than average stress levels and reveal what aspects of life bother people with different forms of disability.

Disability discrimination and immigration in Australia

Migration applications were refused on the grounds of disability. A Federal Court decision in favour of applicants with disability raises questions about the validity of medical reports provided about potential migrants. This paper addresses this issue in details.

Disability in Australia: acquired brain injury

This bulletin examines acquired brain injury (ABI) in Australia: its causes, the prevalence and severity of disability related to ABI, and the needs of people with ABI in various aspects of life.

Disability in Australia: intellectual disability

This report provides information about the prevalence of intellectual disability and related health conditions. The analyses focus on outcomes of participation in major life areas.

Disability in Australia: multiple disabilities and need for assistance

This report examines the severity of disability and complex support needs of people with multiple disabilities in Australia. It stresses the need for providing appropriate and adequate support services for people with different types and degrees of disability.

Disability in Australia: trends in prevalence, education, employment and community living

This bulletin overviews disability prevalence trends over 20 years, including how people frame their disability and its causes.

Disability prevalence and trends

This report provides information about the prevalence of different types of disability in Australia. It further examined changes in population patterns of disability prevalence in Australia.

Disability support services 2001, national data on services provided under the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement

This report provides estimates relating to a single day (‘snapshot day’) and deals with: 1) consumers and their characteristics; 2) services received; and 3) numbers of service outlets for CSDA-funded services.

Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2011-12

This bulletin presents data collected in the Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) on the number and types of disability support services provided under the National Disability Agreement (NDA).

Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2009

This publication presents a summary of results from the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) throughout Australia, from April to December 2009.

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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...