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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....

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...

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...

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.

Prevalence and Outcomes for Parents with Disabilities and Their Children in an Australian Court Sample

This article sought to obtain the prevalence of parents with disabilities in statutory child protection proceedings.

Preventing and Responding to the Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability – Resource Kit

Resource Kit to accompany policy for those ‘delivering disability services funded or provided by department; people with a disability, families and carers.’

Contains Fact Sheets for all of above, Tips and Resources booklet for staff, poster, wallet card

Proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme: Human Rights Analysis

This report critically examines the proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It analyses the proposed recommendations of the NDIS from a human rights perspective.

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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...