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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,...

'Part of our world': Influences on caregiver decisions about communication choices for children with hearing loss

Caregivers of young children with hearing loss make decisions about which communication mode/s and spoken language/s their children and family will use. Influences on decision-making about...

"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.

“Making a good time”: The role of friendship in living successfully with aphasia

This study aimed to explore the perspectives of 25 community dwelling individuals with chronic aphasia on the role of friendship in living successfully with aphasia.

“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 ‘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 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 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 Fair Game for All? How Community Sports Clubs in Australia Deal With Diversity

Diversity and equality are key issues confronting sport. This article draws on findings from qualitative research carried out in Australia to critically examine how diversity is understood and...

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