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Leisure as a human right: an exploration of people with disabilities’ perceptions of leisure, arts and recreation participation through Australian Community Access Services

Community Access Services (CAS) are defined as ‘Services designed to provide opportunities for people with disability to gain and use their abilities to enjoy their full potential for social...

Living with Disability Research Program, LaTrobe University

This research program is led by Christine Bigby, who is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University.

London School of Economics, Health and Social Care

A research centre incorporating groups in health, social science research and social care research.

Loneliness in psychotic disorders and its association with cognitive function and symptom profile

Background: Loneliness involves subjective, rather than objective, social isolation and has a range of negative effects on mental and physical functioning. The purpose of this study was to examine...

Making Life Good in the Community: measures of resident outcomes and staff perceptions of the move from an institution

This report sets out the findings from that large-scale outcome survey that aimed to provide statistical indicators of changes to the quality of life of the former residents of KRS who moved to group homes in the community.

Maltreatment risk among children with disabilities

BACKGROUND: Children with disabilities are at increased risk of child maltreatment; however, there is a gap in the evidence about whether all disabilities are at equal risk and whether risk...

Men's Sheds: enabling environments for Australian men living with and without long-term disabilities

The health of Australian men has recently received greater attention. Men's Sheds are named in national policy as an exemplar community-based organisation for the betterment of men's psychosocial...

Modeling contextual influences on parents with intellectual disability and their children

This paper examined the relationships between parenting practices and children's well-being in families where a parent had an intellectual disability. Findings showed that parenting practices influenced children's well-being. Moreover, access to social support influenced parenting practices.

Mortality among a Cohort of Persons with an Intellectual Disability in New South Wales, Australia

OBJECTIVES: The main objective of the study was to compare mortality for people with an intellectual disability (ID) to the general population in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. A second...

Motivation for everyday social participation in cognitively able individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Objective: The purpose of the present study was to examine motivation for the contextual nature of motivations for social participation in cognitively able adolescents and adults with autism...

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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...