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Evaluation of the Sector and Workforce Development

This report is an evaluation of an action research pilot project that intended to determine what is required to support the disability services sector and its workforce in WA to promote the use of Positive Behaviour Support.


This article seeks to determine whether disability workers have the theoretical knowledge to manage challenging behaviour and to investigate the relationship between organisation factors,

exposure to challenging behaviour, and poor psychological well‐being.

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...

Improving Recognition of Carers’ Skills: Literature Review

This review of the literature examined: the skills and knowledge of carers and the transferability of these to employment; the role of and approaches to supporting education and training; and approaches that support carers’ transition into education, training and employment.

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.

Laws on unfitness to stand trial and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Comparing reform in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Australia

The laws on unfitness to stand in criminal trials have not been examined in great detail by scholars since the coming into force of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with...

Long-term effect of psychological trauma on the mental health of Vietnamese refugees resettled in Australia: a population-based study

This study assessed the long-term effect of psychological trauma on the mental health of Vietnamese refugees resettled in Australia. It shows that exposure to traumatic events increased the risk of mental illness.

Making rights reality for Sexual Assault victims with a disability

Program to increase access to the CJS for people who have been sexually assaulted and have a cognitive impairment and/or communication difficulties. Enhances existing services to provide greater accessibility.

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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...