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Evaluating Diagnostic tools in the Assessment of Autism and Parental Experiences of the Assessment and Diagnostic Process

This study examined the validity of the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS), in a sample of 26 children presenting for assessment with and without concerns about autism disorder. The study also surveyed parent experiences of the assessment and diagnostic process.

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.

Evaluation of the internal construct validity of the Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART) using Rasch analysis

Background: The Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART) is a 43-item, clinician-administered assessment, designed to identify patients' unmet needs (participation...

Everyday practices of exclusion/inclusion: women who have an intellectual disability speaking for themselves?

In this study, women with an intellectual disability spoke about their issues. The women reported that the women experienced practices of social and emotional exclusion, and inclusion, in their everyday lives.

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:...

Experiences of adults with complex communication needs receiving and using low tech AAC: an Australian context

PURPOSE: We explored the experiences of adults who received aids through the Non-Electronic Communication Aids Scheme (NECAS).;METHODS: Fifteen adults aged 21-74 years, with complex communication...

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.

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.

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...

Gender differences in the perceptions of psychosocial experiences reported by persons with disabilities

The objective of this study was to describe the subjective experience of living with disability.

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