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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 safer sexual lives: research and action

This article seeks to explore issues of sexuality and human relationships in people with learning disabilities.

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.

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...

Meeting in the middle: improving communication in primary health care consultations with people with an intellectual disability

This qualitative study in which five GPs, three people with intellectual disability, seven carers and two advocates (parent and friend) were interviewed was conducted in Brisbane, Australia. The...

Missing discourses: concepts of joy and happiness in disability

This paper shows how people with a disability are described in policy and research settings. It suggests that they are often negatively represented. The authors argue that policy‐makers and academics alike need to be sensitive to the dynamics of languages (discourses) about disability.

Misunderstanding and repair in tactile Auslan

This article discusses ways in which misunderstandings arise in Tactile Australian Sign Language (Tactile Auslan) and how they are resolved. Of particular interest are the similarities to and...

More than my Child's Disability:A Comprehensive Literature Review about family centred practice and family experiences of early childhood intervention services

This publication summarises the key research findings in relation to family-centred practice in the area of early childhood intervention services and supports.

Mothers' Perceptions of the Quality of Childhood Sibling Relationships Affected by Disability

The quality of the sibling relationship has an important role in the development of psychosocial skills throughout childhood. While the literature suggests that the significance of sibling...

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...