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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.

“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 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 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.

Background Paper on access to Justice for People with Disability in the Criminal Justice System

This report combines information regarding the way people with disability interact with the justice system.

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.

Carers in Australia: assisting frail older people and people with a disability

This report is concerned with the work of those who provide care to adults and children who require the assistance of others because of disability, including age-related frailty. Such work is widely referred to as ‘informal care’.

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Research to Action Guides

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