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Quality of life and relationships in sex offenders with intellectual disability

This study compared the quality of life and relationships of sex offenders with an intellectual disability (ID) with that of non-offenders with ID. Sex offenders received a lower level of parental support and had weaker social relationships, and enjoyed less leisure times.

Quality of Life of Australian Family Carers: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice

This project investigates the burden of care, health, and subjective well-being experienced by select Australian family carers supporting a relative with disability at home.

Reliability of a composite measure of social inclusion for people with psychiatric disabilities

This article sought to assess the reliability of a proposed composite measure of social inclusion for people with psychiatric disabilities.

Research Autism

This resource commissions, carries out and supports high quality, independent research into new and existing health, education, social and other interventions designed to help people with autism.

Responsible choice: the choice between no choice

This paper explored how the idea of 'choice' was understood within an Australian disability service. It suggests that 'choice' was understood as an expression of autonomy, which was both contextual and deviated from the hedonistic approach adopted by Western disability services.

Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research

Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research is an international peer-reviewed journal aiming to disseminate leading social research on disability.

Sexual Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis

Persons with Multiple Sclerosis have a high prevalence of sexual dysfunction (SD). This article seeks to describe SD in persons with MS, its impact on quality of life and relationship with bladder function.

Sleep disruptions and mental health of primary caregivers of persons with disability due to chronic mental and physical conditions in the Australian population

This article sought to investigate the association between sleep disruption and the general mental health of caregivers of disabled people in Australia.

Social development in children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

The aim of this article is to increase awareness amongst child welfare professionals of how prenatal alcohol exposure impacts on children's social development.

Social vulnerability and bullying in children with Asperger syndrome

This study evaluated factors that influence bullying for children with Asperger syndrome. Findings showed that social vulnerability strongly impacted on bullying.

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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...