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Making risk and dangerousness intelligible in intellectual disability

In the wake of deinstitutionalisation, a range of punitive, restrictive and coercive measures for controlling the lives of people with intellectual disabilities have emerged from criminal law....

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.

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.

Outcomes and costs of community living: A matched comparison of group homes and semi-independent living

Consumer outcomes and recurrent (non-capital) service costs were compared for matched groups of Australian adults with intellectual disability living in group homes or semi-independently. Outcomes...

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2003

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

Overview of literature about enabling risk for people with cognitive disabilities in context of disability support services

This overview is based on a review of the peer reviewed and grey literature on risk and the practice of front line staff in supporting service users with cognitive disability.

People with intellectual disability who offend or are involved with the criminal justice system

This review seeks to assess the impact of recent research on the field of offenders with intellectual disabilities.

Permanence for disabled children and young people through foster care and adoption: A selective review of international literature

Children who have been removed from their parents need stability and permanence; this is as true for disabled children as it is for others. Yet many children are subject to extended periods of...

Prevalence, clinical features, and correlates of inappropriate sexual behavior after traumatic brain injury: a multicenter study

This study investigated the prevalence and clinical features of inappropriate sexual behavior (ISB) among a community-based cohort of clients of the New South Wales Brain Injury Rehabilitation program.

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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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...