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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.

Design principles in housing for people with complex physical and cognitive disability: towards an integrated framework for practice

To develop a research-based environmental framework to guide the design and construction of suitable residential dwellings for individuals with complex disability. An environmental approach to...

Dispersed or clustered housing for adults with intellectual disability: a systematic review

The purpose of this review was to evaluate the available research on the quality and costs of dispersed community-based housing compared to clustered housing.

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.

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.

Gatekeepers to home and community care services: the link between client characteristics and source of referral

The aim of this study was to identify characteristics associated with the likelihood of a client receiving a referral to the Home and Community Care (HACC) program from various sources. Data were...

Gatekeepers to home and community care services: the link between client characteristics and source of referral.

This study sought to identify factors that determined the likelihood of being referred to the Home and Community Care (HACC) program. Women and clients cared for by parents were less likely to be referred by health workers than non-health workers.

Homeless SAAP clients with a disability 2002-03

This report compares 'disability' and 'non-disability' client groups to examine their characteristics and needs and the ability of SAAP to support homeless people with disabilities.

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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....
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