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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.

"Permanent discharge": deaths of people under 50 years of age in residential aged care in Victoria

This research presents the cases of three "preventable" deaths of people under 50 years of age in residential aged care in Victoria, Australia, none of which was reported to the coroner and all of which have implications for systemic reform.

"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...

"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.

“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.

“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.

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.

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.

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