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Grandparenting a child with a disability: an emotional rollercoaster

This research shows that Australian grandparents with a grandchild with a disability pass through several stages of emotional journey. Their emotions entail anger, sadness, grief and pride.

Health status and use of medications by adults with intellectual disability in Western Australia

Background Evidence suggests that adults with intellectual disability (ID) are vulnerable to poor health outcomes. This paper describes the health status and medication use of adults with ID in...

Helpgiving styles and parent empowerment in families with a young child with a disability

This study reports the results of a survey completed by two groups of families with a young child attending early intervention programs in the US and in Australia.

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...

How to support families of children with disabilities? An exploratory study of social support services

Abstract: Support services to families of children with disabilities have previously been documented. While the effectiveness and consequences of some support strategies have been defined, their...

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...

In plain sight but still invisible: A structured case analysis of people with mild intellectual disability or borderline intellectual functioning

Background There has been substantial increase in the number of people with mild intellectual disability (MID) or borderline intellectual functioning referred to long-term care. Insight into the...

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 domestic violence standards: strategies to improve interventions for women with disabilities?

Women with disabilities experience violence at greater rates than other women, yet their access to domestic violence services is more limited. This limitation is mirrored in domestic violence...

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...