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Modeling contextual influences on parents with intellectual disability and their children

This paper examined the relationships between parenting practices and children's well-being in families where a parent had an intellectual disability. Findings showed that parenting practices influenced children's well-being. Moreover, access to social support influenced parenting practices.

My home, your workplace: people with physical disability negotiate their sexual health without crossing professional boundaries

This paper aims to describe research that examined the views of people with physical disability, living in Australia, of their sexual well‐being needs from their own perspective.

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.

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.

Planning and decision making about the future care of older group home residents and transition to residential aged care

This study examined perceptions held by family members, group home staff and organisational managers about the future of older residents and the decisions made that a move to residential aged care was necessary.

Practitioner guidelines for capacity building for disability inclusive disaster risk reduction in Indonesia

Disability inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR) is increasingly recognised as an important component of community resilience in the event of a natural disaster as documented in the recent outcome of the 3rd World Conference, the Sendai Framework for

Prevalence of parents with intellectual disability in Australia

This study identifies prevalence and demographic data on parents with ID in Australia

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