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'Good Enough Parenting': Parental disability and child protection

This paper focuses on child protection matters involving parents with a disability. It shows that parents with a disability received very little support and training needed in order to retain or regain care of their children. They were more harshly judged than parents without a disability.

A picture of Australia's children 2012

This report provides the latest information on how Australia is faring according to key indicators of child health, development, and wellbeing.

A preliminary investigation of the utility of the “Behavior Support Plan Quality Evaluation Guide II” for use in Australia

This paper examined the utility of the Behavior Support Plan Quality Evaluation Guide II (BSP-QE II) which is used when working with adults with an intellectual disability. It argues that BSP-QE II is an effective tool.

Aging mothers and aging daughters: Life-long caring and intellectual disability

This paper examines the relationships between ageing, caring and intellectual disability. The article describes how dominant discourses associated with eugenics, institutional care and motherhood shape caring and daughter-mother relationships.

An Assessment of Policies Guiding School Emergency Disaster Management for Students With Disabilities in Australia

This study investigated the presence and extent of governmental policies and guidelines underpinning disaster management in schools in Australia with respect to meeting needs of vulnerable students with disabilities.

An Empirical Study on the Relationship Between Intellectual Ability and an Understanding of the Legal Process in Male Remand Prisoners

The purpose of this study was to establish whether remandees with significant intellectual impairments (IQ 70) have an accurate understanding of the court system.

An Integrative Review of Literature on the Implementation of Positive Behaviour Support

This literature review integrates the core literature on Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and its systemic implementation in organisations.

Behavioral and physiological predictors of guide dog success

This paper reports on experiments conducted to find ways to reduce the costs of guide dogs for people with vision impairment. This study reports that four specific behavioural responses, which may reflect anxiety and restlessness, predict low suitability of dogs for guiding work.

Careers of offenders with an intellectual disability: the probabilities of rearrest

This is a longitudinal study that ‘tracked’ offenders with intellectual disabilities (ID) through the criminal justice system over an 11-year period to compare their experiences at each stage of the justice process with a sample of the general offending population.

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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...