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A Model of Processes that Underpin Positive Relationships for Adults with Severe Intellectual Disability

This article seeks to explore how relationships develop between people with severe intellectual disability who have limited communication and paid workers or family members.

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.

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.

Adults and children with Asperger syndrome: Exploring adult attachment style, marital satisfaction and satisfaction with parenthood

This article seeks to explore romantic attachment, marital satisfaction and parental satisfaction in Australian men and woman with Asperger's 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.

Alcohol and its relationship to offence variables in a cohort of offenders with intellectual disability

Background Alcohol use and misuse may be lower in people with intellectual disability (ID) than in the general population but may be related to offending.Method Alcohol-related crime and history...

An exploration of loneliness: Communication and the social networks of older people with cerebral palsy

In this paper, the authors present some findings from a larger qualitative study on the loneliness experiences of older people with cerebral palsy.

An exploratory study of how sports and recreation industry personnel perceive the barriers and facilitators of physical activity in children with disability

PURPOSE: To explore the perceived barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity among children with disability in physical activity and community sports from the perspective of...

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.

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