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Reasonable accommodation of university students wth disabilities

University students with disabilities have a right to safe and reasonable accommodation. This article examines the scope and meaning of the concept of reasonable accommodation concerning case law.

Removing the obstacles: Disability Access and the Arts (in Heritage Buildings)

A research report which reviews legislation and the issues related to providing access for arts services and other organisations located in heritage buildings.

Staff behaviour and resident engagement before and after active support training

This paper identified the factors associated with greater increases in resident engagement that has the potential to enhance the effectiveness of active support (AS). The amount of staff help, its effectiveness, and use of praise by staff were identified as key factors. .

Stancliffe, R. J. (2002). Provision of residential services for people with intellectual disability in Australia: An international comparison

This paper analyses data on residential services for people with intellectual disability in Australia. It emphasises the need to increase residential service provisions.

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 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 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.

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

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

area.”

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.

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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...