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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2002

The 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey is a multi-dimensional social survey of Australia's Indigenous population designed to enable analysis of the interrelationship of social circumstances and outcomes..

Online social participation, social capital and literacy of adolescents with hearing loss: A pilot study

The internet and social media have fast become an everyday aspect of adolescents’ lives. Online participation may increase social capital and be particularly beneficial for individuals who are...

Original Articles The Role of Family in the Development of Social Skills in Children with Physical Disabilities

This study aims to identify the family characteristics that promote the development of social skills in children with physical disabilities.

Outcomes of participation objective, participation subjective (POPS) measure following traumatic brain injury

This article aims to investigate the participation of adults living with traumatic brain injury in regional and rural NSW as measured by the Participation Objective Participation Subjective (POPS) measure.

Parenting sense of competence in mothers of children with autism: Associations with parental expectations and levels of family support needs

Background: Research suggests that parents who perceive themselves as more effective and satisfied report less stress when raising a child with autism. We examined associations between parenting...

Parents’ expectations, awareness, and experiences of accessing evidence-based speech-language pathology services for their children with autism

The aim of this study was to explore the expectations, awareness, and experiences of parents in their efforts to access evidence-based speech-language pathology (SLP) services for their children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Patterns of depressive symptoms and social relating behaviors differ over time from other behavioral domains for young people with Down syndrome

People with intellectual disabilities are at a higher risk for experiencing behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric problems in comparison with the general population. People with Down syndrome...

Paying Attention to Self (PATS) : an evaluation of the PATS program for young people who have a parent with a mental illness

This paper is an evaluation of the Paying Attention to Self (PATS) support program for young people aged 13–18 years who have a parent with a mental illness.

People living with psychosocial disability: Rehabilitation and recovery-informed service provision within the second Australian national survey of psychosis

OBJECTIVE: People with psychosocial disability are an important, although often neglected, subgroup of those living with severe and persistent mental illness. Rehabilitation, provided through...

Physical and mental health of mothers caring for a child with Rett syndrome

This article seeks to explore the physical and mental health of mothers who care for a child with Retts Syndrome.

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