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Planning for the future among older parents’ of adult offspring with intellectual disability living at home and in the community: A systematic review of qualitative studies

Background: The increased longevity of individuals with intellectual disability means that ageing parents often play an extended caregiving role into late life. This systematic review evaluates...

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

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.

Practitioner guidelines for capacity building for disability inclusive disaster risk reduction in Indonesia

Disability inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR) is increasingly recognised as an important component of community resilience in the event of a natural disaster as documented in the recent outcome of the 3rd World Conference, the Sendai Framework for

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...

Prioritizing vulnerable children: why should we address inequity?

BACKGROUND: Children and young people from vulnerable population groups, including Indigenous Australians, those in out of home care, those with disabilities and those from refugee families, have...

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.

Quality of Life of Australian Family Carers: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice

This project investigates the burden of care, health, and subjective well-being experienced by select Australian family carers supporting a relative with disability at home.

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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...