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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.

‘Not as connected with people as they want to be’ - Optimising outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities in supported living arrangements.

What factors are necessary to ensure good quality of life outcomes for people with intellectual disability in supported living arrangements?

"It's different in the country" supporting ageing-in-place for people with developmental disability: an exploration of rural and metropolitan perspectives

This paper assesses the gaps that exist in current disability and aged care sectors that are affecting successful ageing of people with developmental disabilities in both rural and urban regions of NSW and Queensland.

A Critique of the Concept of Social Exclusion and its Utility for Australian Social Housing Policy

The paper reviews the usefulness of the concept of social exclusion for Australian

social housing policy.

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 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.

Australian Implementation and Evaluation of Active Support

This study assessed the effectiveness and viability of implementing Active Support in Australian group homes, by introducing Active Support to five Sydney group homes and evaluating its impact. Results showed some positive effects of the intervention.

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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