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"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...

“Everything Effects Everything Else”: Power, perception and hidden forms of restrictive practice in shared supported accommodation

The overall aim of this research was to contribute to improving the quality of life and dignity of people living in shared supported accommodation who are subject to restrictive practices.

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.

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.

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.

Balancing fairness to victims, society and defendants in the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses: An impossible triangulation?

Cross-examination is fundamental to the adversarial criminal trial. However, when children and witnesses with an intellectual disability are cross-examined, it can lead to unreliable evidence and...

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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...