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Handicap International

Handicap International is an independent charity working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

Hearing loss and communication disability within the criminal justice system

This report offers an audiological assessment of people with hearing loss in the context of the criminal justice system in Northern Territory, Australia. Moreover, it provides recommendations for the development of appropriate model of service delivery for prisoners with hearing loss.

How to hear me - A resource kit for counsellors and other professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities

This book and accompanying DVD are designed to help build the capacity of mainstream counselling professionals to work with people with intellectual disability in their day-today practice.

I want to live my life : understanding the perspectives of people living in supported accommodation

Community based supported accommodation for people with disabilities has been associated with increases in adaptive behaviour, social participation, quality of life and choice. However, research...

Indigenous perpetrators of violence : prevalence and risk factors for offending

This report highlights the gaps and limitations in publicly available administrative and survey data related to Indigenous people's experiences of violence. It shows that only a small number of empirical studies have been undertaken in this area in Australia.

Individual characteristics associated with community integration of adults with intellectual disability

This study identified individual characteristics associated with community integration of adults with an intellectual disability. Results showed that daily life skills were an important factor determining life circumstances.

Intellectual disability in the New South Wales inmate population

This paper discusses the implications of a study which used the Hayes Ability Screening Index. to identify inmates at risk for intellectual disability in New South Wales.

Joint attention, language, social relating, and stereotypical behaviours in children with autistic disorder

This study aimed to investigate the relationships between abilities to initiate and respond to joint attention and symptoms of autism that have, and have not, been theoretically linked to joint attention.

Locked in ... and locked out: women with intellectual disabilities: coming out of the institution

This article seeks to explore the lives of 21 women with intellectual disability living together in an institution.

Looking for a needle in the haystack: Arsonists with intellectual disability in Australia

Arson attracts substantial penalties in Australia, reflecting the serious consequences of the crime. It is often asserted that people with intellectual disability are particularly likely to commit...

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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...