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Australia’s national disability insurance scheme: looking back to shape the future

Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform how people with a disability are served. Similar to the enactment of the Disability...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Mura Collection Catalogue

AIATSIS promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present.

Being a valuable contributor on the frontline: The self-perception of staff in group homes for people with intellectual disability

Group home frontline staff have a critical role in implementing service policies. This study explores the self-perception of frontline staff about their role in group homes for people with intellectual disability.

Centre for Disability Studies

CDS works with NGOs, Government, People with Disability, family members, and other stakeholders doing research, evaluation and training projects.

Checklists for general practitioner diagnosis of depression in adults with intellectual disability

Researchers assessed two tools used for diagnosis and management of depression in adults with intellectual disability. The two checklists were almost similar. The carer checklist was more suitable than the GP tool.

Competencies of front-line managers in supported accommodation: Issues for practice and future research

This paper examines the core competencies required to be a front-line manager of supported accommodation for people with intellectual disability in Victoria, Australia.

Competition Policy Review: Final Report, March 2015

This report reviews Australia’s competition policy, laws and institutions, and provides a stocktake of the competition policy framework across the Australian economy.

Cost of Providing Specialist Disability Services and Communities Services in Queensland

This report focuses on service delivery and organisational expenditure data for 30 service delivery types funded by the Disability Services Queensland (DSQ) and the Department of Communities (DOC). It identified factors influencing service delivery expenditure.

Creating your theory of change: NPC’s practical guide

This practical guide draws on work with clients and partners over several years to help organisations of all shapes and sizes think through the theory of change process from beginning to end.

Culture in Better Group Homes for People With Intellectual Disability at Severe Levels

In depth qualitative case studies were conducted in 3 well performing group homes using participant observation and interviews. The insights from this study provide knowledge to guide service development and evaluation.

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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...