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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.

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.

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2003 report

This report aims to provide indicators of Indigenous disadvantage ‘that are of relevance to all governments and Indigenous stakeholders, and that can demonstrate the impact of programme and policy interventions’.

Parentification of adult siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorder: Distress, sibling relationship attitudes, and the role of social support

Background Typically developing (TD) siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often fulfil caregiving roles as children or adults (i.e.

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' 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.

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 with developmental disabilities teaching medical students - does it make a difference?

The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in the attitudes of fourth-year undergraduate medical students towards interacting with people with developmental disabilities after taking part in a...

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  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
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