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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...

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Family support needs following acquired brain injury across metropolitan and regional/remote South Australia

Aims: To identify and compare, family support needs following an acquired brain injury (ABI) in metropolitan and regional/remote areas in order to inform the development of a state-wide family...

Flexibility of Programme Delivery in Providing Effective Family-centred Intervention for Remote Families

This study investigated beliefs and values around family-centred practice through examining professional beliefs about children, parents and how they could work with families. It also investigated how the mode of programme delivery might be associated with outcomes for families.

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