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Rural and Remote Disability Employment Assistance Study

This report identified funding principles to enable innovation in disability employment assistance service provision in remote and rural areas.

Self directed disability support: Building community capacity through action research

Through action research, this project provides learnings about how people with disability experience and manage the transition towards self directed disability support.

Service Delivery Complexities: Early Intervention for Children With Physical Disabilities

This study aimed at understanding the experiences of early intervention staff delivering services to children with physical disabilities and their families. The study stressed the usefulness of family-centred practice, flexible service provisions, teamwork, inter-agency coordination and skills.

Service user group preferences of social work students in seven countries

This paper examined the commitment of social work graduates to disadvantaged populations. The graduates showed the highest preference for working with victims of abuse. By contrast, preference for working with people with a disability was relatively low.

Shifts in the model of service delivery in intellectual disability in Victoria

This paper explores some of the recent policy shifts in the field of intellectual disability and examines the dilemmas they pose and the major questions to be addressed in this field.

Specialist Versus Generic Models of Psychiatry Training and Service Provision for People with Intellectual Disabilities

This article seeks to compare specialist verses generic mental health models to ascertain key differences in service quality and accessibility in meeting the mental health needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

Supplementary Disability Survey, 2016

The key preliminary findings from the first Supplementary Disability Survey, which uses a definition of disability that is intended to be comparable across countries.

Supporting Older Carers of People with a Disability: An Evaluation of a Respite Care Program in Western Australia

This article presents the findings of a formative and summative evaluation of a respite care program for carers aged 65 and over (50 if Indigenous) who care for a person with a permanent disability aged 18 years or older.

Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: 2015

This publication provides data from the 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). It presents key information about disability prevalence in Australia as well as data about older Australians (those aged 65 years and over).

The 45 and Up Study: Exploring the health of Home

The purpose of the study was to describe the health-related factors that are associated with use of Home and Community Care (HACC) services in New South Wales, and how patterns of use of HACC services relate to health.

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