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

This research explores if and how having a grandchild with a disability influences grandparents' sense of identity and enactment of the grandparent role. Using qualitative purposive sampling,...

"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.

“She's been involved in everything as far as I can see”: Supporting the active participation of people with intellectual disability in community groups

This thesis aimed to identify the nature and impact of community group processes on the active participation of people with intellectual disability.

“She's been involved in everything as far as I can see”: Supporting the active participation of people with intellectual disability in community groups

BackgroundThe social processes that operate in community groups need to be better understood if people with intellectual disability are to be included in such groups. This study aimed to identify...

A ‘fair go’ on Australian beaches

Equality of opportunity is an ideal not always realized in community sport settings. This research explores if the symbolic notion of a ‘fair go’ can be enabled, and if so how participation...

A comparative study of the level of performance of students with vision impairment and sighted peers in adaptive behaviour within the regular school context

The study investigated the level of performance of students with vision impairment, in regular schools, in the adaptive behaviour areas of self- care, communication, occupation and social skills....

A comparative study of the level of performance of students with vision impairment and sighted peers in adaptive behaviour within the regular school context

This paper presents a comparative analysis of skills and performance of students with a vision impairment and sighted students. Results showed no significant differences between the two groups of students.

A controlled trial of the SibworkS group program for siblings of children with special needs

Siblings of children with a disability are an at risk group for emotional and behavioral problems. This study evaluated an intervention to promote the emotional and behavioral functioning of...

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

One of the most commonly cited rationales for inclusive education is to enable the development of quality relationships with typically developing peers. Relatively few researchers have examined...

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