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The Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register

The Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register is sponsored by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, in partnership with low vision service providers, education providers, and eye health professionals across Australia.

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 funding of vocational education and training for students with disabilities

The aim of this study was to investigate how the vocational education and training system currently allocates funds to support students with a disability and what other funding models may provide more effective support.

The Implementation of the NDIS: Who Wins, Who Loses?

This paper outlines potential threats or risks of the NDIS from the perspective of not-for-profit organisations, workers in the sector and people with disability. It draws on recent reports on the sector, person-centred models of funding and care, the NDIS and past experience.

The Kirkpatrick model: A useful tool for evaluating training outcomes

This paper reports on the usefulness of the Kirkpatrick model. The model is used to compare and evaluate training programs.

The National Disability Research and Development Agenda

This report aims to provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of disability research in Australia, exploring and determining any gaps.

The Third Sector Research Centre

This resource aims to enhance knowledge of the sector through independent and critical research, giving a better understanding of the value of the sector and how this can be maximised.

The Way Forward - A New Disability Policy Framework for Australia

The Way Forward - A New Disability Policy Framework for Australia

Third sector in transition–A question of sustainability for community service organizations and the sector?

This paper sough to examine how market reforms impacted on nonprofit disability organizations in Queensland and Victoria. A conceptual framework for sustainability of the community service sector is presented.

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