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Strengthening the state - A snapshot of Victoria’s

This report aims to provide a snapshot of community sector organisations operating as registered charities in Victoria.

Student and professional attitudes and interests in working with people with complex communication needs

This article seeks to explore speech-language pathology student and professional attitudes and interests in working with people with complex communication needs.

Supported Decision-Making for People with Cognitive Impairments: An Australian Perspective?

This paper focuses on Australian and overseas law reform and policy initiatives to tackle challenges posed by special programs (such as the NDIS). It will be of interest to people thinking about supported decision making in the context of current reforms occurring around Tier 2 (now called ILC).

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).

Testing the factor structure of the Family Quality of Life Survey - 2006

The Family Quality of Life Survey is an assessment tool focusing on the quality of life of families who have one or more members with an intellectual or developmental disability. This article seeks to explore the domain structure of the survey.

The Development of Questionnaire for Longitudinal Study on the Social and Economic Participation of People with Disability

This report outlines a four stage questionnaire development process for the study of the social and economic participation of people with disability.

The effectiveness of services led or run by consumers in mental health: rapid review of evidence for recovery oriented outcomes

There is a small but steadily growing number of research studies showing that services controlled and run by people with lived experience of mental illness (“Consumer-operated services”) are effective in supporting recovery.

The ICF as a framework for national data: the introduction of ICF into Australian data dictionaries

This article describes how work on disability concepts and classification as well as the preparation of national data dictionaries have been carried out in Australia.

The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services

The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services draws together the best international research and lived experiences of leadership to address current issues in the delivery of public services.

The Psychosocial Health and Safety of Australian Home Care Workers: Risks and Solutions

This report describes the results of research on the psychosocial risks, or job stresses, experienced by Australian home-care workers in aged services and disability.

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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...