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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.

Social Policy and Society

Social Policy and Society

Social Policy and Society is an international academic journal sponsored by the UK Social Policy Association. The journal welcomes stimulating original articles that draw upon contemporary policy-related research and associated developments in the social sciences.

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.

Standardised Observation Analogue Procedure (SOAP) for assessing parent and child behaviours in clinical trials

This article seeks to explore the use of a Standardised Observational Analogue Procedure (SOAP) for assessment of parent-child behaviour in clinical trails.

State of the Community Service Sector in NSW 2015

This report presents information collected in early 2015 about the characteristics of nongovernment, not-for-profit community service organisations operating in New South Wales (NSW), and the issues and challenges they face.

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.

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).

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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...