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Community and cluster centre residential services for adults with intellectual disability: long-term results from an Australian-matched sample

This paper reports on the relocation of people with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour. Both cluster centre and dispersed community living offer lifestyle and skill development advantages compared with opportunities available in large residential institutions.

Comparison of People with ABI Living in Two Accommodation Settings: Shared Supported Accommodation and Residential Aged Care

This article describes the characteristics, support needs and level of community inclusion of people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) living in shared accommodation in Victoria. Furthermore, it compares this group with a group of people with ABI under 50 years old living in residential care.

Conundrums of supported living: the experiences of people with intellectual disability

This study aims to identify how the potential of choice and control in supported living might be realised. The study identifies ways to improve support arrangements.

Does the daily choice making of adults with intellectual disability meet the normalisation principle?

This study examined whether daily choice availability for adults with intellectual disability was consistent with Nirje's normalisation principle.Ratings of the daily choice availability of 59...

Does the daily choice making of adults with intellectual disability meet the normalisation principle?

This study examined daily choice availability for adults with intellectual disability. It showed that level of disability, rather than age, affected choice availability of adult participants.

Effectiveness of support services for children and young people with challenging behaviours related to or secondary to disability, who are in out-of-home care: A systematic review

This study reviewed interventions for children and young people with challenging behaviour in out-of-home care. This review highlights the need for further research of the efficacy of support services for this group.

Effectiveness of Supported Living in Relation to Shared Accommodation

Executive Summary;The Disability Policy and Research Working Group commissioned the UNSW Consortium to research the effectiveness of supported living in relation to shared accommodation to improve...

Financing housing for NDIS participants

This report provides recommendations for the NDIA that the Summer Foundation believes will enable housing providers to access finance adequate to address the enormous unmet capital needs of young people in residential aged care.

For better or worse: how have people with intellectual disabilities fared in a whole of disabilities framework?

This article explores the impact of a “whole of disability” service framework on the provision of services to people with intellectual disability, with a particular focus on the provision of accommodation support services to people with intellectual disability in Western Australia.

Housing and care for younger and older adults with disabilities: final report

This paper outlines research by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute:

Sydney Research Centre, which examines the relationships between housing and care

for younger and older adults with disabilities.

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