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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.

Restraint and seclusion of people on compulsory treatment orders in Victoria, Australia in 2008-2009

In Victoria, people with an intellectual disability who have shown behaviour that is a significant risk of serious harm to others may be detained within government-funded disability accommodation...

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.

School Disaster Planning for Children with Disabilities: A Critical Review of the Literature

This critical literature review examined the body of peer reviewed literature published in English addressing school disaster planning policies with a particular focus on children with disabilities.

Shining a light behind closed doors

This report explores how lawyers and innovative legal services can best protect the human rights and dignity of people with disabilities and people with mental ill-health who have been detained in closed environments for compulsory treatment.

Stop the Violence Improving Service Delivery for Women and Girls with Disabilities

Stop the Violence is part of a multi-layered approach to assisting women with disabilities under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.

Stroke: the increasing complexity of carer needs

This study examined the impact of the caring role on carers of stroke survivors in Australia.

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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...