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"Well hang on, that’s sort of not right" : family and staff perspectives on 'Cultures of Respect' in supported accommodation services for people with intellectual disability.

This study explored how families of adults with intellectual disability who use supported accommodation services and staff understand the concepts of rights, respect, dignity and abuse, and what they look like in practice.

“I’ve never been a yes person”: Decision-making participation and self-conceptualization after severe traumatic brain injury

The aim of this study was to explore how participation in decision making contributes to self-conceptualization in adults with severe traumatic brain injury.

“There’s No Other Way to Describe it”: Images of Disability and Challenging Behaviour on a Current Affair

This paper draws attention to the negative images and stereotypes about young people with challenging behaviours and disability. It requests Australian educators and researchers to critique sensationalised and negative representation of people with disability in the mainstream media.

A brave new world? Neo-eugenics and its challenge to difference

This paper focuses on the surveillance and segregation of women with disabilities from a historical perspective. It indicated how the every-day lives of these women were affected by such practices.

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.

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.

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Yout

At the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), we progress and promote evidence-based programs and strategies to improve the wellbeing of children and youth.

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.

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