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Mental disorders, disability and health service use amongst Vietnamese refugees and the host Australian population

This paper reports on the prevalence of mental health problems encountered by Vietnamese refugees resettled in Australia. It argues that they do not impose a burden on general or mental health services.

Mid-term review, younger people in Residential Aded Care (YPIRAC) program

This report analyses the targets, performance and key issues associated with a residential aged care programme. The review found that the programme had positive impacts on young men with a disability.

Offenders with an Intellectual Disability and the Arrest Process

This article seeks to explain the disproportionate involvement of people with disabilities with the criminal justice system in Western Australia.

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2003

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

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2003 report

In April 2002, the Council of Australian Governments commissioned the Steering Committee to produce a regular report against key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage. This report has an important...

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.

Police contact with people with an intellectual disability: the Independent Third Person perspective

This study sought to explore the perspectives of volunteers on police identification of and responses to people with intellectual disability (ID) in Victoria. Participants completed a survey. They viewed police as competent in dealing with people with ID..

Police perceptions of interviews involving children with intellectual disabilities : a qualitative inquiry

This study employed a qualitative method to explore the challenges of police officers when interviewing children with intellectual disabilities.

Programs that prevent abuse of people with disabilities who use direct payments to purchase services - 2014 Churchill Fellowship Report

People with disability experience higher rates of abuse, neglect and exploitation than the general population.

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