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‘It's pretty hard with our ones, they can't talk, the more able bodied can participate’: staff attitudes about the applicability of disability policies to people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities

This paper presents findings from two studies which examined staff attitudes and their impact on the outcomes for residents with intellectual disabilities in community-based residential services.

"There's No Other Way to Describe It": Images of Disability and Challenging Behaviour on "A Current Affair"

This paper urges educators in Australia to become more actively involved in responding to the popular culture construction of disability as it takes place in the mainstream media. It is argued...

“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.

1800 RESPECT – national counselling helpline, information and response for victims of sexual assault, domestic and family violence

Dedicated online resources for workers supporting people with disability who are victims of sexual assault and domestic or family violence. Additional specific information about risks for women with disability

A hermeneutic phenomenological examination of the lived experience of incarceration for those with autism

This study aimed to examine the lived experience of incarceration for those with autism using a hermeneutic phenomenological approach. Eight adults who were incarcerated in New South Wales,...

A picture of Australia's children

'A picture of Australia's children' is the third national statistical report on the health, development and wellbeing of Australia's children aged 0-14 years.

Annotated Bibliography of Research on the Implementation of Positive Behaviour Support

Presents an annotated bibliography of research on the implementation of Positive Behaviour Support commissioned by the Western Australian Disability Commission.

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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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...