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Patterns of aberrant eating among pre-adolescent children in foster care

This paper reports on the prevalence of eating disorders among children in foster and kinship care. It argues that the eating problems were linked to acute stress including maltreatment in care.

People under 60 living in aged care facilities in Victoria

This paper presents survey findings relating to younger men in aged care facilities. The study focused on their occupational participation and social and recreational activities. It found that younger men's participation in these activities was relatively low.

Photovoice: A participatory approach to disability service evaluation

Historically, individuals with a disability have been underrepresented in evaluations of services and programs that aim to serve them. This underrepresentation is due to a number of challenges...

Physical activity levels of individuals living in a group home

This paper reports on the physical activity patterns of six adults living in a group home. While some met the Australian guidelines for physical activity participation, others did not. Walking to local trasnport was a common means of increasing physical activity participation.

Promoting health and home safety for children of parents with intellectual disability: a randomized controlled trial

The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a home-based intervention targeted to parents with intellectual disability to promote child health and home safety in the preschool years.

Provision of residential services for people with intellectual disability in Australia: an international comparison

National data on the provision of services to Australians with a disability under the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement (CSDA) have been gathered since 1995 using the Minimum Data Set (MDS)....

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.

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

Many arts organisations are located in heritage buildings and many of these do not provide disability access. It is often presumed that if a building has heritage status, there is no capacity to provide or improve accessible design.

Service needs of residents in private residential services in Queensland summary report

The intent of this research is to determine the need for government and non-government support services among people living in private residential services (PRS).

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