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‘My grandchild has a disability’: Impact on grandparenting identity, roles and relationships

This research explores how having a grandchild influences grandparents' sense of identity and the roles that they play as grandparents.

"Lost in the crowd": issues confronting adults with intellectual disabilities and their family members

This paper reports on the process and outcomes of a small qualitative study which identifies the issues for people to determine what services might be more suitable to support adults with an intellectual disability.

A case study of an intentional friendship between a volunteer and adult with severe intellectual disability: “My life is a lot richer!”

The valuable friendships between people with and without intellectual disability are rarely discussed. An exploratory case study demonstrates the enrichment of lives achievable through the intentional development of a friendship.

A Model of Processes that Underpin Positive Relationships for Adults with Severe Intellectual Disability

This article seeks to explore how relationships develop between people with severe intellectual disability who have limited communication and paid workers or family members.

A picture of Australia's children

'A picture of Australia's children' is the third national statistical report on the health, development and wellbeing of Australia's children aged 0-14 years.

Adaptation of an interview-based protocol to examine close relationships between children with developmental disabilities and peers

This study sought to determine whether an interview protocol was suitable to examine the close relationships of children with developmental disabilities in an inclusive school setting. It pointed to some of the limitations of conventional interview methods and proposed a more appropriate method.

Attitudes of undergraduate health science students towards patients with intellectual disability, substance abuse, and acute mental illness: a cross-sectional study

The objective of this study was to measure the attitudes of undergraduate students enrolled in six different health-related courses at Monash University toward patients with intellectual disability, substance abuse, and acute mental illness.

Attitudes to Sexuality Questionnaire (Individuals with an Intellectual Disability): Scale development and community norms

The aim of this study was to continue the development of a recently published questionnaire and to establish normative data for researching the community attitudes toward the sexual expression of adults with an intellectual disability,

Attitudes toward disability: Teacher education for inclusive environments in an Australian university

This study explored attitudes of preservice teachers towards people with a disability. It suggests that there was a minimal change in the teachers' attitudes over a year.

Australia's welfare 2009: The ninth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides statistics and related information concerning topics such as families, ageing, disability and housing, as well as an outline of the development of welfare-related information and statistics during the 2-year period to June 2009.

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