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‘It's pretty hard with our ones, they can't talk, the more able bodied can participate’: staff attitudes about the applicability of disability policies to people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities

This paper presents findings from two studies which examined staff attitudes and their impact on the outcomes for residents with intellectual disabilities in community-based residential services.

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.

Accommodation outcomes and transitions following community-based intervention for individuals with acquired brain injury

This study explores living situation, support and participation outcomes of people with severe acquired brain injury (ABI). Participants lived in either home-like or disability-specific accommodation settings.

Addressing the housing needs of participants is critical to NDIS success

A policy bulletin based on research carried out at with the AHURI Research Centre, this document identifies the critical factors to meeting housing needs associated with the NDIS.

Aphasia rehabilitation in Australia: Current practices, challenges and future directions

This study reports on current aphasia rehabilitation practices of speech-language pathologists in Australia. A 30-item web-based survey targeted approaches to aphasia rehabilitation, education,...

Beset by obstacles: A review of Australian policy development to support ageing in place for people with intellectual disability

This paper reviews policy to support the provision of similar opportunities to age in place for people with intellectual disability (ID), and the reasons for its slow development.

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.

Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' Census of Population and Housing includes one measure of disability – the need for assistance with core activities.

Closure of Grosvenor, Peat Island and Lachlan Large Residential Centres – Post Implementation Review Summary report

The aim of the PIR is to ensure that lessons are identified to improve the process of the closure of LRCs and the development of new accommodation services for people with disability.

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Research to Action Guides

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