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General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2014

This is a summary of findings which provides a snapshot of the data collected in the 2014 General Social Survey. The findings present how Australia has progressed on aspects of social capital such as participation, support, feelings of safety and trust.

Health status and coping strategies among older parent-carers of adults with intellectual disabilities in an australian sample

This article examines health status and coping strategies among of a group of older Australian parents caring for an adult son or daughter with intellectual disabilities.

Identifying the barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity for children with Down syndrome

The aim of this study was to explore the barriers and facilitators to physical activity for children with Down syndrome.

Impact of voice and communication deficits for individuals with cervical spinal cord injury living in the community

Background: Post-spinal cord injury (SCI), individuals may exhibit mild to moderate impairments in aspects of speech influenced by impaired respiratory support. However, limited research has been...

Improving Staff Capacity to Form and Facilitate Relationships for People with Severe Intellectual Disability: ‘It’s a Slow Process’

The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a 'relationships model' intervention would lead to change in the frequency of social interaction, and the nature of relationships between direct support staff and people with severe intellectual disability.

In search of a level playing field -- the constraints and benefits of sport participation for people with intellectual disability

This paper presents the results of a study seeking to examine the experiences of people with intellectual disability in a sporting context.

Increasing access to public libraries for children with special needs and their families

The Adelaide Hills Council Library Service has introduced a story time session for children with special needs and their families. This article highlights the reasons why the Adelaide Hills...

Issues of active ageing: Perceptions of older people with lifelong intellectual disability

The study aimed to investigate the lived experiences of older people with lifelong intellectual disability and to explore the meaning of active ageing for this group.

Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation

Quarterly journal covering issues such as disabilities and social policy, practice, research, and theory.

Journeys to play: planning considerations to engender inclusive playspaces

Making playspaces inclusive has predominately focused on internal design, addressing factors that constrain play experiences within these spaces for children with diverse impairments and their...

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...