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Proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme: Human Rights Analysis

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, as proposed by the Productivity Commission (PC) in their 2011 Disability Care and Support Draft Report, provides an unprecedented opportunity to realign...

Report for Cerebral Palsy Alliance : evaluation of the Ignition Mentoring Program

Cerebral Palsy Alliance has been running the Ignition Mentoring program since 2006 to support teenagers with cerebral palsy. This report presents some background on the Ignition Mentoring program and an evaluation of outcomes as determined from 113 survey forms filled in by mentees and their carers.

Restrictive interventions for people with a disability exhibiting challenging behaviours: Analysis of a population database

People with an intellectual disability are subjected to restrictive interventions. This study reports on the use of chemical and mechanical restraint and seclusion in the State of Victoria, Australia. The use of restraint was found as a routine activity rather than as a last resort.

Review of the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Service provided by Life Activities Inc

The review aimed to identify best

practice strategies in assessment, intervention and delivery of services to people with cognitive

disability who have a gambling problem or are at risk of having a gambling problem.

Safeguarding People’s Right to be Free from Abuse

This is the first of a series of Occasional Papers which we will produce on ‘Learning from Complaints’. These papers will cover key issues and learnings identified from our analysis of the themes arising from complaints made about disability services.

Say ‘NO’ to Abuse

This booklet aims to help stop abuse and neglect from happening. It tells you what you can do if you or others are at risk of abuse, or are being abused or neglected. We want to make sure that all the people we support are safe, feel looked after and are free from all types of abuse and neglect.

Security design based on social and cultural practice: sharing of passwords

This paper examines the routine sharing of passwords for online banking among married and de facto couples, Aboriginal users and people with disability in Australia.

Social vulnerability and bullying in children with Asperger syndrome

This study evaluated factors that influence bullying for children with Asperger syndrome. Findings showed that social vulnerability strongly impacted on bullying.

Sterilisation, drugs which suppress sexual drive, and young men who have intellectual disability

This paper reports on 51 responses to a request for information about sterilisation, drugs and young men who have intellectual disability in Australia.

Sterilization of Girls and Women With Intellectual Disabilities: Past and Present Justifications

This article describes findings from empirical research examining sterilization applications for minors made to the Family Court of Australia between 1992 and 1999.

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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...