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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 the learn to play program on play, social competence and language for children aged 5–8 years who attend a specialist school

This study examined the change in the relationship between play, language and social skills of children aged 5–8 years pre and post-participation in the ‘Learn to Play’ program. Children's participation in the programme increased their social and learning skills.

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...

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...

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.

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...

Known well by no‐one: Trends in the informal social networks of middle‐aged and older people with intellectual disability five years after moving to the community

In this study, changes in the nature of the informal relationships of residents with intellectual disability 5 years after leaving an institution were examined.

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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...