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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-related quality of life of ambulant adults with cerebral palsy and its association with falls and mobility decline: a preliminary cross sectional study

BACKGROUND: Despite an increasing number of studies examining the profile of falls and mobility decline in adults with cerebral palsy (CP), little is known about its impact on an individual's life...

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.

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 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...

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...

Keeping Children with a Disability Safely in their Families

This article explores which support programme(s) for children with a disability and their families positively influenced outcomes for the child and family, and if significant positive change did occur, which programme elements, strategies and/or techniques contributed to positive client outcomes.

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...