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Victorian State Trauma Registry

The Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) monitors the performance and effectiveness of the Victorian State Trauma System (VSTS), collecting information about all major trauma patients from every hospital and health care facility in Victoria.

WA Register of Developmental Anomalies

The Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies (sometimes referred to as WARDA or the Register) brings together two registers, the WA Birth Defects Registry and the WA Cerebral Palsy Register, under one banner to record and monitor development

Way Forward: An indigenous approach to well-being

Objective: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals are overrepresented in mental health services in the state of Queensland (QLD), Australia; indicating greater prevalence and less...

We Belong Too

This report is a large-scale survey of adolescents with autism and their parents regarding their experiences and needs.

When all is said and done, more is said than done : research examining constructivist instruction for students with special needs

This study reviewed existing literature on the use of constructivist instructional approaches for students with special needs in K-12 settings.

Who is diverted? Moving beyond diagnosed impairment towards a social and political analysis of diversion

This study questions the social and political contexts of mental illness and cognitive impairment in the criminal justice system, and analyses the underlying assumptions and systemic effects around coercion, disability and criminal law.

Working mothers of children with chronic illness: Narratives of working and caring

This paper reports on the life and work of people who are working full-time and also caring for a child with chronic illness. The demands of such a lifestyle are significant. Women, in particular, said that they had to share an unequal burden of care.

Yoga and Exercise for Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety in People With Poststroke Disability: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Trial

The study investigated whether supplementing exercise with participation in a yoga program would provide further improvements in self-reported symptoms of depression and anxiety in a chronic poststroke population, and it also assessed trial feasibility for future studies.

Young carers in Australia: understanding the advantages and disadvantages of their care giving

The study consisted of a literature review, quantitative analysis of existing national data sets, qualitative analysis of focus groups and interview with young carers.

Young carers in Australia: understanding the advantages and disadvantages of their care giving

This report presents the findings from a multi‑stage study on young carers undertaken by the Social Policy Research Centre for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

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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...