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Factors mediating dysphoric moods and help seeking behaviour among Australian parents of children with autism

This study compared levels of state affect, dysphoric mood, and parenting sense of competence in Australian parents of children with or without autism. The effects of personality and location on...

Factors that lead to successful community integration following severe traumatic brain injury

This study aimed at identifying factors that promote community integration after traumatic brain injury. The main factors were the severity of an injury, age at the time of injury, the level of disability, and challenging behaviour.

Family day care is for normal kids: Facilitators and barriers to the inclusion of children with disabilities in family day care

This paper explored barriers and factors that promote the inclusion of children with disabilities in family day care (FDC). It discusses the implications of the inclusion of children with disabilities in FDC.

Family inclusion and people with profound intellectual disabilities: An exploration of the policy-practice interface and the experiences of adult siblings

This paper examines the policy implications of the experiences of siblings of people with an intellectual disability.

Family Services and Community Services Client Satisfaction Survey Disability Gateway Services: Summary Report June 2012

This is a formal evaluation of the Baptcare Disability Gateway Model which aims to provide a single access point for individual, agencies, services and professionals to obtain information and advice in relation to family support and specialist disability services in Tasmania.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a review of interventions for prevention and management in Indigenous communities

This resource sheet reviews the Australian and international literature published since 1990 on the effectiveness of programs that aim to prevent FASD or to alleviate its effects.

Fixing the system? The experience of service users of the quasi-market in disability services in Australia

A qualitative study involving semi-structured interviews with 31 people with disabilities and 32 carers in the state of Queensland, Australia was conducted. It found that their experience of...

Fixing the system? The experience of service users of the quasi‐market in disability services in Australia

This paper showed that despite market reforms, service delivery for people with disabilities did not improve. Service users experienced inadequate service supply, service cutbacks, and an increased emphasis on cost subsidisation and assessment processes.

Functional status of school-aged children with Down syndrome

This article seeks to measure functional status of school-aged children with Down Syndrome using the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM) tool on parents with school-aged children with Down Syndrome.

General practitioners' views on perceived and actual gains, benefits and barriers associated with the implementation of an Australian health assessment for people with intellectual disability

This article seeks to explore general practitioners' views on the Comprehensive Health Assessment Program (CHAP) for people with intellectual disability.

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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...