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Disability, employment and work performance among people with ICD‐10 anxiety disorders

This study identified factors that affect labour force participation and work performance among people with anxiety disorders. Reduced labour force participation, degraded employment trajectories and impaired job performance influenced anxiety disorders.

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 Detection of Hearing Loss: The Case for Listening to Mothers

This article seeks to explore mothers' experiences of discovering that their babies had a permanent hearing loss in Australia in 2008.

Early intervention services of children with physical disabilities: Complexity of child and family needs

This study offers insights into the special issues confronting parents when accessing early intervention for their children with physical disabilities. Parents stressed the importance of having access to a variety of early intervention services aside from therapy.

Early mortality and primary causes of death in mothers of children with intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder: a retrospective cohort study

INTRODUCTION: Mothers of children with intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have poorer health than other mothers. Yet no research has explored whether this poorer health is...

Effectiveness of rehabilitation intervention in persons with multiple sclerosis: a randomised controlled trial

Multiple sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. This article seeks to explore the effectiveness of rehabilitation intervention in persons with multiple sclerosis.

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.

Employment status after spinal cord injury (1992-2005): a review with implications for interpretation, evaluation, further research, and clinical practice

This study reviews the research conducted on the topic of employment status after spinal cord injury that was published between 1992 and 2005. Post-injury employment rates varied by geographical location as well as by the time spent after injury.

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.

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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...