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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.

Sustainable housing paradigms? The impact of reforms on the social housing sector in South Australia and Northern Ireland

This paper considers the impact of reform on the social housing sectors in Northern Ireland and South Australia.

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

This study explores the differences in staff practice associated with the presence of a practice leader in a shared supported accommodation service.

Transient Aboriginal HACC Client Research Project - Final Report

The major aim of the project was to “research the prevalence and access to Home and Community Care (HACC)

services by Aboriginal people who are living temporarily in the Hunter and Central Coast


Type of housing predicts rate of readmission to hospital but not length of stay in people with schizophrenia on the Gold Coast in Queensland

This paper uses archival data to investigate the outcomes for people with schizophrenia discharged to two types of accommodation.The types of accommodation chosen are the person's own home and for-profit boarding house.

Unpacking barriers to quality care for Deaf people in residential aged care facilities

This article explores barriers to quality care for deaf people living in aged care facilities. Service providers were interviewed. The paper suggests some ways of improving current practices that might benefit Australian deaf people.

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.

Younger People with Disability In Residential Aged Care Program: final report on the 2007-08 Minimum Data Set

This report summarises the characteristics of people who were 'on the books' during 2007-08 and the Younger People With Disability in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) services they received.

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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...