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'Do You Think I'm Stupid?': Urban Encounters between People with and without Intellectual Disability

This paper discusses patterns of interaction between people with and without intellectual disability. It is based on observations at a suburb in Melbourne.

“I Want to See the Queen”: Experiences of Service Use by Ageing People with an Intellectual Disability

The present study explored the everyday lives of older people with intellectual disability in Victoria and Queensland, examining their experiences of using disability services and the ways in which services responded to their ageing.

“So that's the way it is for me — always being left out.” Acquired Pragmatic Language Impairment and Social Functioning following Traumatic Brain Injury

The aim of this paper is to review pragmatic language impairment in the context of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and detail its impact on social functioning from the perspectives of people with TBI.

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 comparison of Malaysian and Australian speech-language pathologists' practices with children with developmental disabilities who are pre-symbolic

This study explores the assessment, intervention, and family-centred practices of Malaysian and Australian speech-language pathologists (SLPs) when working with children with developmental disabilities who are pre-symbolic.

A descriptive examination of the types of relationships formed between children with developmental disability and their closest peers in inclusive school settings

This study examined patterns of relationships between children with developmental disability and others such as peers, teachers and parents in inclusive school settings. While reports of general friendship and acquaintance were common, those of more intimate relationships were limited.

A phenomenological study: The social world of five adolescents who have Asperger's syndrome

This phenomenological study investigated the social experiences and perceptions of friendship among teenagers diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.

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.

Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Perceptions of Friendship

This qualitative study investigated the perceptions of friendship faced by teenagers diagnosed With Asperger syndrome.

Adults and children with Asperger syndrome: Exploring adult attachment style, marital satisfaction and satisfaction with parenthood

This article seeks to explore romantic attachment, marital satisfaction and parental satisfaction in Australian men and woman with Asperger's syndrome.

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