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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.

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.

Understanding the use of respite services among informal carers

This paper examines the use of respite services among carers of non-institutionalised individuals aged 15 and over with either a profound or severe disability. Social and cultural factors influenced the use of respite services.

Younger people with disability in residential aged care program : report on the 2008-09 minimum data set

This report presents information on the people who were provided with support under Younger People with Disability in Residential

Aged Care (YPIRAC)

program and the services they accessed during the

2008–09 reporting period (1 July 2008—30 June 2009).

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.

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.

Younger people with disability in residential aged care program: report on the 2008-09 minimum data set

The Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) program is a 5-year program agreed on by the Council of Australian Governments. It aims to reduce the number of people with disability aged less than 65 who live in residential aged care.

Younger people with disability in residential aged care, 2010-11

This report provides information about the Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) initiative. The aim of the initiative was to reduce the number of individuals with a disability in aged care. The data suggest that the project was useful in providing support.

Younger people with disability in residential aged care: update from the 2009-10 minimum data set

This bulletin reports on data collected for the Younger People with Disability in

Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) Minimum Data Set (MDS) in 2009–10. It presents information exclusively on the people who were provided with support under YPIRAC.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...