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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.

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.

Shifting Models of Welfare: Issues in Relocation from an Institution and the Organization of Community Living

This is a study on the closure of institutions and relocation of people with intellectual disabilities to community living in several Australian communities.

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.

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.

Suicide prevention training after traumatic brain injury: Evaluation of a staff training workshop.

This study evaluated a suicide prevention training workshop for staff working in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The workshop was effective in increasing staff knowledge and skills.

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.

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).

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.

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