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Family caregivers: Russian‐speaking Australian women's access to welfare support

This paper explores how Australian social policy and Russian-speaking women's understanding of their roles impact on their access to welfare support. Women's past experiences and knowledge of social services together with a weak referral by practitioners were barriers to using welfare services.

Fitness to stand trial, human rights and possibilities from England and Wales

The capacity of individuals with disability, including cognitive or mental health impairments, to access justice on an equal basis has been considered recently in several Australian jurisdictions....

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.

Flexibility of Programme Delivery in Providing Effective Family-centred Intervention for Remote Families

This study investigated beliefs and values around family-centred practice through examining professional beliefs about children, parents and how they could work with families. It also investigated how the mode of programme delivery might be associated with outcomes for families.

Functional performance in young Australian children with achondroplasia

This article seeks to determine population-specific developmental milestones for independence in self-care, mobility, and social cognitive skills in children with achondroplasia, the most common skeletal dysplasia.

Functional status, medical impairments, and rehabilitation resources in 84 females with Rett syndrome: a snapshot across the world from the parental perspective

This article seeks to explore the burden and impact of Rett syndrome by examining the functional abilities, medical needs and use of medical, therapy and accommodation services in the sample.

Gender differences in the perceptions of psychosocial experiences reported by persons with disabilities

The objective of this study was to describe the subjective experience of living with disability.

General practice registrars’ care of people with intellectual disabilities

The aim of the study was to elucidate the barriers experienced by general practice registrars in their provision of health care to people with intellectual disabilities.

Geographical patterns in the recreation and leisure participation of children and youth with cerebral palsy: A CAPE international collaborative network study

This article seeks to explore geographical variation in the leisure participation of children/youth with cerebral palsy (CP), using Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE) data from Australia, Canada and the US.

Google Calendar: using technology to increase independence in traumatic brain injury survivors

This research summary provides an overview of a study that investigated the use of Google Calendar to improve independence for clients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury

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