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Moving from aged care facilities to community-based accommodation: Outcomes and environmental factors

This study explored the transition experiences of young men with brain injury who had lived in aged care facilities and moved into community-based settings. The young men reported positive transition experiences including increased independence, improved well-being and a sense of social inclusion.

Patterns of home and community care service delivery to culturally and linguistically diverse residents of rural Victoria

This paper described patterns of the utilisation of home and community care by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people and Australian-born residents of rural Victoria. Data showed disadvantage experienced by residents born overseas and those from CALD backgrounds.

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.

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.

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).

Siblings Roles in the Lives of Older Group Home Residents with Intellectual Disability: Working with Staff to Safeguard Wellbeing.

This study explored the roles siblings played in the lives of older people with intellectual disability who live in group homes, and the relationships between residents’ siblings and group home staff.

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.

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...