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My home, your workplace: people with physical disability negotiate their sexual health without crossing professional boundaries

This paper aims to describe research that examined the views of people with physical disability, living in Australia, of their sexual well‐being needs from their own perspective.

Not Broken but Strengthened: Stories of Resilience by Persons with Acquired Physical Disability and Their Families

This study seeks to understand the processes in families of resilient individuals with an acquired physical disability. Specifically, we were interested in getting to know more about the role of...

NSW Disability Inclusion Plan

This plan sets out the government’s objectives to work towards improving on the way people with disability are included in communities.

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.

Parents' Experiences with Genetic Counseling After the Birth of a Baby with a Genetic Disorder: An Exploratory Study

This article presents findings from semi-structured interviews with parents of four children born with cystic fibrosis (CF) and ten with Down's syndrome (DS) to ascertain reasons for using, or not using, genetic counseling services in the state of Victoria, Australia.

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...

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...

Perceptions of adults with hearing impairment regarding the promotion of trust in hearing healthcare service delivery

OBJECTIVE: This paper describes how trust is promoted in adults with hearing impairment within the context of hearing healthcare (HHC) service delivery.;DESIGN: Data were analysed from a...

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