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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.

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.

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...

Mediating effects of perceived control in the relationship between optimism and adjustment in parents of children with disabilities

Parents of children with disabilities are at increased risk of psychosocial maladjustment yet many parents adapt well. This study aimed to investigate the potential mediating effects of perceived...

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

This study reported that general practitioners (GPs) experienced difficulties in communicating, providing diagnosis and informing patients with intellectual disabilities in Brisbane. Patients with disability expressed frustration about communication difficulties with GPs.

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...

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.

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...