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A phenomenological study: The social world of five adolescents who have Asperger's syndrome

This phenomenological study investigated the social experiences and perceptions of friendship among teenagers diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.

Aboriginal prisoners and cognitive impairment: the impact of dual disadvantage on Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Background: Negligible information is available regarding the Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) needs of Aboriginal Australian individuals in custody with cognitive impairment. This is...

Access and the use of information technology in the older Australian population: A comparison among the healthy, chronically ill, and people with disability with and without limitation to core functioning

This article seeks to examine the access and usage of information technology in Australia among various groups of older people including healthy, chronically ill, and disabled people; with and without limitations to core functional activities.

Actionable Nuggets Knowledge translation tool for the needs of patients with spinal cord injury

Objective To present the results of a pilot study of an innovative methodology for translating best evidence about spinal cord injury (SCI) for family practice. Design Review of Canadian and...

Adaptive functioning in Williams syndrome and its relation to demographic variables and family environment

This study assessed adaptive functioning in children and adults with Williams syndrome. The aims were to: (1) profile adaptive functioning; (2) investigate the relationship between adaptive...

Adjustment characteristics of healthy siblings of children with autism

This study is a qualitative analysis which compares parents’ self-reports with self-reports from 27 children who have siblings with autism and 27 children with no disabled sibling.

Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Perceptions of Friendship

This qualitative study investigated the perceptions of friendship faced by teenagers diagnosed With Asperger syndrome.

Adults with intellectual disability in long-term respite care: a qualitative study

In an effort to understand why some individuals remain in respite care on a long-term basis, we audited the files of 10 adults with developmental disability who had been living in three respite care units for 12–24 months.

Attitudes of undergraduate health science students towards patients with intellectual disability, substance abuse, and acute mental illness: a cross-sectional study

The objective of this study was to measure the attitudes of undergraduate students enrolled in six different health-related courses at Monash University toward patients with intellectual disability, substance abuse, and acute mental illness.

Attitudes to Sexuality Questionnaire (Individuals with an Intellectual Disability): Scale development and community norms

The aim of this study was to continue the development of a recently published questionnaire and to establish normative data for researching the community attitudes toward the sexual expression of adults with an intellectual disability,

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