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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.

Locked in ... and locked out: women with intellectual disabilities: coming out of the institution

This article seeks to explore the lives of 21 women with intellectual disability living together in an institution.

London School of Economics, Health and Social Care

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

Mainstream, Inclusionary, and Convivial Places: Locating Encounters Between People with and Without Intellectual Disabilities

This paper considers the question of what places are most conducive for convivial encounters between people with and without disabilities.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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