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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.

How can clinical ethics guide the management of comorbidities in the child with Rett syndrome?

Rett syndrome is a rare disorder caused by a mutation in the MECP2 gene. Those affected generally have severe functional impairments, and medical comorbidities such as scoliosis and poor growth...

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.

Inclusive and empowering discourse in an early childhood literacy classroom with Indigenous students

This paper describes a school teacher's strategies that contributed significantly to the academic development of Indigenous students. Good teacher-student relationships and inclusive approach were key to success.

Inclusive research: making a difference to policy and legislation

BACKGROUND: While inclusive research has become an important stream in research with people with intellectual disabilities, there is a tension between the possibly empowering research process and...

Increasing day service staff capacity to facilitate positive relationships with people with severe intellectual disability: Evaluation of a new intervention using multiple baseline design

An evaluation of an educational intervention based on the social relationships model, designed to positively develop relationships between support staff and people with intellectual disability.

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...