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"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 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 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.

Access and the use of information technology in the older Australian population: A comparison among the healthy, chronically ill, and people with disability with and without limitation to core functioning

This article seeks to examine the access and usage of information technology in Australia among various groups of older people including healthy, chronically ill, and disabled people; with and without limitations to core functional activities.

Adjustment characteristics of healthy siblings of children with autism

This study is a qualitative analysis which compares parents’ self-reports with self-reports from 27 children who have siblings with autism and 27 children with no disabled sibling.

Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Perceptions of Friendship

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

An exploration of loneliness: Communication and the social networks of older people with cerebral palsy

In this paper, the authors present some findings from a larger qualitative study on the loneliness experiences of older people with cerebral palsy.

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 towards the sexuality of adults with an intellectual disability: parents, support staff, and a community sample

This study explored the attitudes of parents, carers of adults with intellectual disability and the general community toward the sexuality of adults with intellectual disability.

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Research to Action Guides

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