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Evaluation of the Integrated Services Project for Clients with Challenging Behaviour: Final Report

Shannon McDermott, Jasmine Bruce, Karen R. Fisher, Ryan Gleeson, Dr Shannon McDermott, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW (2010) The Integrated Services Project (now Program) is administered by ADHC, in partnership with Housing NSW and NSW Health.

Examples of individual supported living for adults with intellectual disability

BACKGROUND: This article provides a qualitative account of four models of support for adults with intellectual disability in individual supported living (ISL) arrangements.;MATERIALS AND METHODS:...

Experience of gastrostomy using a quality care framework: the example of rett syndrome

Rett syndrome is one of many severe neurodevelopmental disorders with feeding difficulties. In this study, associations between feeding difficulties, age, MECP2 genotype, and utilization of...

Experiences of supporting people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease in aged care and family environments

The aim of this study was to gain a greater understanding of these processes by exploring the experiences of families and carers in supporting people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease who had lived most or all of their lives with family.

Exploring the Perception of Asperger's Disorder

This article seeks to explore how Asperger's disorder is perceived by Australian health and education staff, parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's disorder and community members.

Facilitating Transition: Elements of Successful Case Management Practice for Older Parents of Adults with Intellectual Disability

This paper reports on an evaluation on “Options for Older Families" - two pilot programs which utilised intensive case management with access to discretionary funds to work with older carers on immediate needs and planning for the future.

Families with a young child with a disability

This article examines the characteristics of families with at least one young child with a disability and the effect the caring role has on relationships.

Family inclusion and people with profound intellectual disabilities: An exploration of the policy-practice interface and the experiences of adult siblings

This paper examines the policy implications of the experiences of siblings of people with an intellectual disability.

Gatekeepers to home and community care services: the link between client characteristics and source of referral

The aim of this study was to identify characteristics associated with the likelihood of a client receiving a referral to the Home and Community Care (HACC) program from various sources. Data were...

Gatekeepers to home and community care services: the link between client characteristics and source of referral.

This study sought to identify factors that determined the likelihood of being referred to the Home and Community Care (HACC) program. Women and clients cared for by parents were less likely to be referred by health workers than non-health workers.

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