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Eliciting family concerns and priorities through the Routines-based Interview

Background: Research has demonstrated that having an understanding of families’ everyday routines is important when planning interventions, yet the nature of the information revealed by families...

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.

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.

Experiences of family caregiving among older Australian women

This article seeks to explore the effects of family caregiving on physical and emotional wellbeing among a cohort of Australian women aged 70 to 75 years.

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.

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 caring of older adults with intellectual disability and coping according to loci of responsibility

BACKGROUND: A complex interplay of factors is evident in the response of family caring for older adults with intellectual disability (ID). The aim of this study was to explore the interaction of...

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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