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Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This project targets the failure of existing supports to meet the complex and unique needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Improvements in support for higher education are identified.

Tensions between institutional closure and deinstitutionalisation: what can be learned from Victoria’s institutional redevelopment?

This article draws on findings from two Australian studies of institutional closures to explore tensions in the closure process that occur in applying managerialist principles to the delivery of services and examines how these processes hindered or furthered the aims of deinstitutionalisation.

The needs and experiences of young people with a disability transitioning from out-of-home care: The views of practitioners in Victoria, Australia

Young people transitioning from out-of-home care are one of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in society. Those with disabilities have particular and complex needs, and face additional...

The role of practice leadership in active support: impact of practice leaders’ presence in supported accommodation services

The aim of the study was to explore differences in staff practice, associated with the presence of a practice leader in a shared supported accommodation service.

The State of Shared Lives in England 2015 - Full Report

Shared Lives offers a flexible, person centred solution to housing, care and support needs for older and disabled people, giving people the opportunity to share family and community life with a Shared

Lives carer. This is the 2015 annual report of the pr

The transinstitutionalisation of people living in licensed boarding houses in Sydney

Deinstitutionalisation, one of the most significant social policies of the last century, was introduced into Australia from the 1960s, and involved the closure or downsizing of large institutions...

Using technology in supported accommodation

A research project with the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) and partners, investigating the extent to which electronic technology is being used by people living with disability in Victorian shared supported accommodation settings.

What policies and policy processes are needed to ensure that people with psychiatric disabilities have access to appropriate housing?

This paper uses data from a South Australian case study of a period of mental health reform (2000–2005) to answer the question of how different policy networks set agenda and implement policy to ensure that people with psychiatric disabilities have access to appropriate housing.

Young people in aged care: progress of the current national program

This study sought to examine the progress and effect of an aged care program on the reduction of young people in residential aged care. Although progress was slow, the program helped to improve the lives of young people. The study highlights the challenges of achieving a long-term reduction.

Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care program: final report on the 2007-08 minimum data set

This report presents information on the people who were provided with support under the YPIRAC program and the services they accessed during the 2007–08 reporting period.

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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...