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The Development of the Nutrition and Activity Knowledge Scale for Use with People with an Intellectual Disability

This article seeks to explore behaviour changes aimed at improving nutritional intake and increasing levels of physical activity among people with an intellectual disability.

The Early Development Index and Children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

The Early Development Index (EDI) is a teacher‐completed checklist, intended to be a population‐level tool to measure children's readiness for school and to alert communities to potential developmental problems in children.

The effect of conductive hearing loss on phonological awareness, reading and spelling of urban Aboriginal students

This study investigated differences in the phonological awareness, reading and spelling skills of Aboriginal children with and without otitis media with effusion (OME) and conductive hearing loss. Hearing loss screening programmes are recommended in schools of high Aboriginal enrolment.

The effectiveness of services led or run by consumers in mental health: rapid review of evidence for recovery oriented outcomes

There is a small but steadily growing number of research studies showing that services controlled and run by people with lived experience of mental illness (“Consumer-operated services”) are effective in supporting recovery.

The experience of anxiety in young adults with autism spectrum disorders

In this qualitative study, participants with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) identified multiple personal and environmental sources of anxiety. They also talked about how they managed stress.

The experiences and perceptions of older family caregiver of people with spinal cord injury living in the community: Service implications

This study explored the experiences and service needs of older family caregivers of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) living in the community. Findings indicated that older caregivers experienced a range of mental health challenges.

The future supply of informal care 2003 to 2013: alternative scenarios

This report looks at factors that may affect the future supply of informal care. These include Australia's ageing population, an increase in female labour force participation, and changed living arrangements. The report was jointly funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

The generational gap: Mental disorder prevalence and disability amongst first and second generation immigrants in Australia

Despite unprecedented numbers of migrants internationally, little is known about the mental health needs of immigrant groups residing in common countries of resettlement. The majority of studies...

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2005

This report provides information about the health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Influence of Intellectual Disability on Life Expectancy

This paper presents the findings of a study on the life expectancy of 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...