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Pilot of case management for young people with challenging behaviour

This paper evaluates Stay Connected Pilot

Program to determine how effectively the

program has helped young people in the target group achieve outcomes at

home, school and in the community.

Planning and decision making about the future care of older group home residents and transition to residential aged care

This study examined perceptions held by family members, group home staff and organisational managers about the future of older residents and the decisions made that a move to residential aged care was necessary.

Positive behaviour support: What model of disability does it represent?

Positive behaviour support (PBS) has become well established as an intervention approach for individuals with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour. However, what remains unexplored is...

Postdiagnosis personal growth in an Australian population of parents raising children with developmental disability

Background: Parenting a child with a developmental disability presents a variety of long-term physical and emotional challenges. When exploring parent wellbeing, the disability field is dominated...

Practical ways to overcome isolation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers: A literature review

This report aims to focus on carers (in particular, informal) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and the barriers they face.

Practical ways to overcome isolation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers: A literature review

There is a lack of information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) carers. This report presents information about care provided by ATSI carers in Australia. It provides a profile of the ATSI carers, an overview of their services and experiences of providing services.

Primary school teachers' perceptions of inclusive education in Victoria, Australia

This article explores the perceptions of primary school teachers toward the inclusion of students with disabilities into general education classrooms in Victoria, Australia. Specifically, the...

Psychological distress, quality of life, and burden in caregivers during community reintegration after spinal cord injury

OBJECTIVES: To examine relations between psychological distress, health-related quality of life (HR-QOL), and burden among caregivers of people with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) over time,...

Psychotropic drug usage characteristics amongst people with severe and profound disability undergoing home medicines review

Background: Over 600 000 Australians currently live with severe physical and intellectual disabilities. Approximately two-thirds of these people are younger than 65 years of age.

Quality of life and relationships in sex offenders with intellectual disability

This study compared the quality of life and relationships of sex offenders with an intellectual disability (ID) with that of non-offenders with ID. Sex offenders received a lower level of parental support and had weaker social relationships, and enjoyed less leisure times.

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