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Medico-legal interaction in disability and fatal claims

This article seeks to explore primary causes of disability and death in the context of claims.

Mental illness and intellectual disability in magistrates courts in New South Wales, Australia

This study determined the prevalence of dual diagnoses of intellectual disability (ID) and/or cognitive impairment (CI) and psychiatric disorder in a sample of accused persons appearing before four Magistrates Courts in New South Wales. Findings highlight the unmet mental health needs.

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.

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 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...

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.

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 cognitive and mental health impairment

This report is a comprehensive look at the opportunities to enhance diversion at all stages of the criminal justice system for people with cognitive and mental health impairments.

People with cognitive and mental health impairment - 2nd report

This report focuses on the law relating to people with mental health and/or cognitive impairments who have committed serious offences.

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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