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Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2012

The Australian Bureau of Statistics produces the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). SDAC is the most reliable source on the prevalence of disability in Australia.

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.

Does the daily choice making of adults with intellectual disability meet the normalisation principle?

This study examined whether daily choice availability for adults with intellectual disability was consistent with Nirje's normalisation principle.Ratings of the daily choice availability of 59...

Does the daily choice making of adults with intellectual disability meet the normalisation principle?

This study examined daily choice availability for adults with intellectual disability. It showed that level of disability, rather than age, affected choice availability of adult participants.

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 Coordination Program: Information Options Project

Accessing accurate information about early childhood intervention is challenging for both families and service providers.The Information Options Project was designed to assist Ageing, Disability...

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.

Effect of singing on respiratory function, voice, and mood after quadriplegia: a randomized controlled trial

This study examined the effects of music therapy on respiratory function, voice, mood, and quality of life for people with quadriplegia. Results showed positive outcomes of singing on social and psychological well-being.

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 functioning and disability among community residents with bipolar affective disorder: results from an Australian community survey

This paper compared employment functioning and disability among people with bipolar affective disorder in comparison to adults with schizophrenia. It identified factors that contributed to employment functioning among these groups.

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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...