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Disability, the use of aids and the role of the environment

This report provides a broad-scale picture of the association between disability and the environment in Australia, by providing information on some of the environmental factors important to people with disabilities in Australia.

Early Childhood Intervention Coordination Program: Information Options Project

This report focuses on challenges and difficulties experienced by parents and service providers in accessing accurate and up-to-date information about early childhood services. It suggests some of the ways of removing barriers to accessing information.

Early Childhood Intervention Review: Nepean Blue Mountains/Hunter Trial SItes

A commissioned study into the delivery of Early Childhood Intervention services in the context of the NDIS roll out in the Nepean Blue Mountains and Hunter Regions of NSW.

Early indicators of autism spectrum disorders at 12 and 24 months of age: A prospective, longitudinal comparative study

Data from children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental delay, specific language impairment, or typical development (TD), were collected. THe study examined whether behaviours varied across different groups. Children with ASD lagged behind children with TD on social communication.

Employer satisfaction, job-match and future hiring intentions for employees with a disability

This paper discusses the relationships between employer satisfaction, and employer perceptions of job-match and future hiring intentions toward people who have a disability.

Employment restrictions among persons with ICD-10 anxiety disorders: characteristics from a population survey

This paper discusses employment restrictions among people with mental health problems (ICD-10). The nature of restrictions was: the type of jobs, number of hours, changing jobs and the need for a support person. The implications of the results for income support were discussed.

Empowering preservice teachers to embrace diversity

The study examined preservice teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of an intervention programme. The teachers reflected on their values and beliefs. The intervention produced positive outcomes such as the building of favourable attitudes towards students with special needs.

Estimating the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome in Victoria using routinely collected administrative data

This paper aims to establish the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in Victoria through the Victorian Birth Defects Register (VBDR).

Evaluating communication training for paid carers of people with traumatic brain injury

This paper aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a communication training programme for paid carers to improve their conversational interactions with people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Evaluating diagnostic tools in autism assessments

The project examined the validity of the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS) in a sample of 26 children presenting for assessment with and without concerns about autism disorder.

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