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End‐of‐life care and dying: issues raised by staff supporting older people with intellectual disability in community living services

This study explores the status of end-of-life care and dying of people with intellectual disability. End-of-life care entails complex interaction between the dying person and carers, other clients, health service providers and family members.

Evaluating Diagnostic tools in the Assessment of Autism and Parental Experiences of the Assessment and Diagnostic Process

This study 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. The study also surveyed parent experiences of the assessment and diagnostic process.

Evaluating the effectiveness of multidisciplinary low-vision rehabilitation

This study evaluated the changes in vision-specific quality of life after receiving service at the Royal Society for the Blind Low-Vision Clinic. The results show improvements in overall visual ability, and the reading, visual information, and visual motor sub-scores.

Evaluation of four autism early childhood intervention programs

This paper evaluates four Autism Early Childhood Intervention programs delivered in four ADHC regions between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2012.

Evaluation of the Respite Support for Carers of Young People with Severe or Profound Disabilities Program (RSCYP)

This evaluation report describes how the Respite Support for Carers of Young People with Severe or Profound Disabilities Program (RSCYP) is successfully meeting some short term, immediate (or emergency) respite needs of carers who lack other respite options.

Every Australian Counts

This online resource aims to help people get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and ensure they get the most they can get out of it.

Exercise intervention to prevent falls and enhance mobility in community dwellers after stroke: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial

This is a protocol of a randomised controlled trial will investigate whether exercise can reduce fall rates and increase mobility and physical activity levels in stroke survivors.

Extinguishing the social?: State sponsored self-care policy and the Chronic Disease Self-management Programme

he Chronic Disease Self‐management Programme (CDSMP) is a psycho‐educational programme designed to increase the capacity of people with chronic conditions to self‐manage. This article seeks to explore he principles of the CDSMP as a national self‐care policy initiative.

Eye health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This paper summarises the findings of the 2008 National Indigenous Eye Health Survey (NIEHS). It reports the overall prevalence of blindness and vision impairment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 5 to 15 years and adults over the age of 40 years.

Facilitating Transition: Elements of Successful Case Management Practice for Older Parents of Adults with Intellectual Disability

This paper reports on an evaluation on “Options for Older Families" - two pilot programs which utilised intensive case management with access to discretionary funds to work with older carers on immediate needs and planning for the future.

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