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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.

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.

Supervised Treatment Orders in Practice: How are the Human Rights of People Detained under the Disability Act 2006 Protected?

This report tests the Supervised Treatment Order (STO) regime against a human rights framework. It does this by considering

whether the regime strikes an appropriate balance between human rights, restrictive interventions

and ‘benefit’ for people on STOs.

Taking Time: a literature review

Commissioned by Ageing, Disability and Home Care NSW, this literature review describes evidence for key theories related to trauma, attachment, resilience, loss and grief, and quality of life.

Temperament and social behaviour at home and school among typically developing children and children with an intellectually [sic] disability

This study compared differences in temperament and social behaviour between children with an intellectual disability (ID) and those without an ID. The differences were minimal. However, the latter achieved a higher level of social competence and engaged in lower levels of anti-social behaviours.

The Development and Utility of a Program Theory: Lessons from an Evaluation of a Reputed Exemplary Residential Support Service for Adults with Intellectual Disability and Severe Challenging Behaviour in Victoria, Australia

This paper draws on data from an evaluation of a residential support service and outlines a program theory which is useful for supporting people with intellectual disabilities and severe challenging behaviour.

The effect of active support training on engagement, opportunities for choice, challenging behaviour and support needs

This article seeks to evaluate active support (AS) training and to investigate changes to perceived engagement in domestic tasks, opportunities for choice, frequency of challenging behaviour, and level of support needs.

The legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment : Part 1 (New South Wales)

This is the first article in a series of three that examines the legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity.

The legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment : part 2 (Queensland)

This is the second article in a series of three that examines the legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity. This article considers the position in Queensland, including the parens patriae jurisdiction of the Supr

The profile and progress of neglected and abused children in long-term foster care

This study compared the profile of neglected and abused children in the Australian foster care system as well as differences between maltreatment types in relation to parental contact, reunification and psychosocial progress in care.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...