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More than my Child's Disability:A Comprehensive Literature Review about family centred practice and family experiences of early childhood intervention services

This publication summarises the key research findings in relation to family-centred practice in the area of early childhood intervention services and supports.

Original Articles The Role of Family in the Development of Social Skills in Children with Physical Disabilities

This study aims to identify the family characteristics that promote the development of social skills in children with physical disabilities.

Parent proxy-reported quality of life for children with cerebral palsy: is it related to parental psychosocial distress?

The aim of this study was to examine (i) the relationship between parental psychosocial distress and parent proxy-reported quality of life (QOL); and (ii) whether parental psychosocial distress mediates the relationship between child impairment and proxy-reported QOL.

Parents' Experiences with Genetic Counseling After the Birth of a Baby with a Genetic Disorder: An Exploratory Study

This article presents findings from semi-structured interviews with parents of four children born with cystic fibrosis (CF) and ten with Down's syndrome (DS) to ascertain reasons for using, or not using, genetic counseling services in the state of Victoria, Australia.

Paying Attention to Self (PATS) : an evaluation of the PATS program for young people who have a parent with a mental illness

This paper is an evaluation of the Paying Attention to Self (PATS) support program for young people aged 13–18 years who have a parent with a mental illness.

People with developmental disabilities teaching medical students–does it make a difference?

This paper assesses changes in attitudes of fourth year undergraduate medical students towards interacting with people with developmental disabilities. After an intervention, students' attitudes became more positive.

Physical and mental health of mothers caring for a child with Rett syndrome

This article seeks to explore the physical and mental health of mothers who care for a child with Retts Syndrome.

Pilot of case management for young people with challenging behaviour

This paper evaluates Stay Connected Pilot

Program to determine how effectively the

program has helped young people in the target group achieve outcomes at

home, school and in the community.

Practical ways to overcome isolation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers: A literature review

This report aims to focus on carers (in particular, informal) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and the barriers they face.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...