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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

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the experiences of frontline early intervention (EI) staff delivering services to children with physical disabilities and their families....

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.

Social Work Research in the Field of Disability in Australia: A Scoping Review

This scoping review of empirical research papers published by Australian social work authors between 2007 and 2015 investigated the quantity, nature, and scope of social work research on disability in Australia.

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.

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).

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.

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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...