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Inquiry into abuse in disability services: final report

Through submissions and extensive public hearings across Victoria, the Committee makes recommendation that can be implemented quickly to prevent and respond to violence against people with disability.

Issues in the definition and implementation of 'best practice' for staff delivery of interventions for challenging behaviour

This paper reviews current research on "best practice" for intervention for challenging behaviour in persons with intellectual disability and acquired brain injury and establish the service conditions associated with its effective implementation.

Justice or differential treatment? Sentencing of offenders with an intellectual disability

This paper reports on court outcomes for people with an intellectual disability in comparison with other offenders. It is part of a longitudinal study where it was possible to examine all levels of the criminal justice system, that is, from arrest to court appearance and finally to conviction.

Lawyers: A Role to Play in the Detection of Mental Impairment?

This article presents findings from a study which sought to establish the frequency with which South Australian lawyers consider mental impairment, using 'detection' as a benchmark.

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.

National Framework for Reducing and Eliminating the Use of Restrictive Practices in the Disability Service Sector

The National Framework focuses on the reduction of the use of restrictive practices in disability services that involves restraint (including physical, mechanical or chemical) or seclusion.

Nurses' role in caring for people with a comorbidity of mental illness and intellectual disability: A literature review

This paper presents an analysis of published literature on the role of nurses caring for people with dual disability. It identified some key themes such as case management, communication, risk, advocacy, health promotion and leadership.

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2003

This report assesses programmes and interventions against some key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage in Australia.

Parent management training and Asperger syndrome: a randomized controlled trial to evaluate a parent based intervention

The study assessed the outcomes of an intervention. The intervention aimed at increasing parental competence in management of problem behaviours associated with Asperger syndrome.

People With an Intellectual Disability in the Prisons

It article reports findings from a longitudinal study which 'tracked' offenders with intellectual disability through the criminal justice system over an 11-year period to compare their experiences at each stage of the justice process with a sample of general population offenders.

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