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‘No going back’ to institutional care for people with severe disability: Reflections on practice through an interpretive study

This paper evaluated quality of life for people with a disability with high health and

high support needs following a move from a congregate care institution to community

housing.

"Well hang on, that’s sort of not right" : family and staff perspectives on 'Cultures of Respect' in supported accommodation services for people with intellectual disability.

This study explored how families of adults with intellectual disability who use supported accommodation services and staff understand the concepts of rights, respect, dignity and abuse, and what they look like in practice.

A Five‐Country Comparative Review of Accommodation Support Policies for Older People With Intellectual Disability

This article compares the development and implementation of accommodation support policies for people aging with intellectual disabilities in five liberal welfare states.

A long-term population-based clinical and morbidity profile of Angelman syndrome in Western Australia: 1953–2003

This paper presents the incidence, clinical presentation and associated comorbidities of Angelman syndrome (AS) in Western Australia. It predicts the need for a higher number of sheltered accommodation.

A quality framework for personalised residential supports for adults with developmental disabilities

This study identified the characteristics of Personalised Residential Supports (PRS) as reported by key stakeholder groups, including people with developmental disabilities, family members and service providers. The findings are used to develop a descriptive framework for PRS.

A scoping review of the nature and outcomes of extended rehabilitation programmes after very severe brain injury

This scoping review maps the existing literature relating to the nature and outcomes of rehabilitation programmes for adults experiencing prolonged recovery after very severe ABI.

A special court for special cases

This report discusses the context of the Special Circumstances Court established in Brisbane for defendants experiencing homelessness. It also presents the views of defendants and professionals about the effectiveness of the Court.

A survey of people with intellectual disabilities living in residential aged care facilities in Victoria

This study describes the distribution and characteristics of people with ID in residential aged care in Victoria, provides insights into the pathways they take into aged care, and gives some indications of how facilities adapt to their needs.

Allocating homes for people with intellectual disability: needs, mix and choice

This article examines the philosophical and institutional rationales underlying the allocation of housing and social services for people with intellectual disability. It calls for redefining the concepts of needs, choice and mix, and mutual learning.

Capacity Building for Disability Inclusive DisasterRisk Reduction in Indonesia

This Technical Report details the Capacity Building component of the Promoting the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Disaster Management in Indonesia project.

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