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Left Behind 2014: monitoring the social inclusion

This Policy Bulletin is the second in an annual series reporting on the social inclusion/exclusion of young Australians with self-reported long term health conditions, impairments or disabilities.

Leisure participation-preference congruence of children with cerebral palsy: a Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment International Network descriptive study

AIM: To examine participation-preference congruence, regional differences in participation-preference congruence, and predictors of whether children with cerebral palsy participate in preferred...

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.

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...

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...

Motor activation in people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities in daily practice

Background People with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) are at risk of being motorically inactive. This study investigated the degree and type of motor activation in daily...

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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...