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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.

‘Policies that Fail – Words that Succeed’: The Politics of Accessible Housing in Australia

This paper seeks to contribute to the debate over the efficacy of voluntary agreements versus regulation, and uses a study of the Livable Housing Design initiative to deliver voluntarily new-built...

A place I can proudly call home

This report summarises the information drawn from more than 650 people with disability, their families and carers who shared their housing stories, detailing the challenges they face with inadequate housing now, and their fears for the future.

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.

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.

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.

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,...

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.

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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...