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A picture of Australia's children 2012

This report provides the latest information on how Australia is faring according to key indicators of child health, development, and wellbeing.

A preliminary study of perceived stress in adults with intellectual disabilities according to self-report and informant ratings

This article sought to explore perceived stress in adults with intellectual disabilities according to self‐report and informant ratings.

A Profile of Respite Service Providers in New South Wales

This study examined the profile of respite services in the Australian state of New South Wales and explored respite providers’ views of the factors influencing respite use, and their expectations of respite services, including delivery.

A Review of the Research to Identify the Most Effective Models of Best Practice in the Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The project reviewed literature relating to the management and treatment of children with autism with the aim to identify the most effective models of best practice.

A scoping review of the nature and outcomes of extended rehabilitation programmes after very severe brain injury

This scoping review maps the existing literature relating to the nature and outcomes of rehabilitation programmes for adults experiencing prolonged recovery after very severe ABI.

A study of the dental treatment needs of children with disabilities in Melbourne, Australia

A selected population of children with disabilities in Melbourne, Australia, was studied with reference to their oral disease and treatment needs. The results are presented in this paper.

A systematic review of hospital experiences of people with intellectual disability

This paper reports on a content and quality review of research into the acute hospital experiences of both people with intellectual disabilities and their carers, and identifies research gaps.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Outcomes Project: Report on national and international child protection frameworks for Indigenous children

This report provides an overview of the delivery of child welfare services to Indigenous communities in Australia, Canada, the United States and New Zealand.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2008 report: detailed analyses

This report contains detailed analyses underlying the summary data presented in the policy report Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2008 report, produced by the Department of Health and Ageing.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2010: detailed analyses

This report aims to analyse and summarise data presented in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2010.

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Research to Action Guides

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