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Movement on Shifting Sands: Deinstitutionalisation and People with Intellectual Disability in Australia, 1974–2014

This article reviews four decades of deinstitutionalisation policies in three Australian states, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Review of the Respite and Information Services for Young Carers Program Final Report

This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the Respite and Information Services for Young Carers Program.

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).

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. .

Students' Attitudes to Universal Design in Architecture Education

It is widely recognised that the built environment can dramatically impact on the participation and engagement of people with disability and diverse needs. It has therefore become necessary for...

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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...