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The first year: the support needs of parents caring for a child with an intellectual disability

Aim: To describe the support needs of parents caring for a child with an intellectual disability in the first year of life. Background: Parents of children with intellectual disabilities face...

The Inclusion of Siblings in Social Skills Training Groups for Boys With Asperger Syndrome

This pilot investigation evaluated the effectiveness of siblings as generalisation agents in an 8-week social skills training (SST) program designed for boys with Asperger syndrome (AS).

The relationship between drinking motives and interpretation bias in problematic drinkers with mild to borderline intellectual disability

Background The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between drinking motives and interpretation bias (interpreting ambiguous stimuli in an alcohol-related way) in problematic...

The Social Care Elf

This online resource aims to present the latest research regarding social care, with information coming from over 50 UK and international English language, peer reviewed journals as well as a number of online databases and social care research websites.

The social experiences of children with disability and the influence of environment: A framework for intervention

This paper explores the influence of environment on the quality of social experiences of children with disability in Sydney, Australia.

The State of Shared Lives in England 2015 - Full Report

Shared Lives offers a flexible, person centred solution to housing, care and support needs for older and disabled people, giving people the opportunity to share family and community life with a Shared

Lives carer. This is the 2015 annual report of the pr

The unique experience of home for parents and carers of children with disabilities

The aim of this paper was to investigate the experience of home for parents and carers of children with disabilities in Australia. Data for this qualitative study were gathered using...

The validity of family history as a risk factor in pediatric hearing loss

Objectives: A family history of permanent childhood hearing loss is considered a risk factor for pediatric hearing loss, although its validity has been sparsely examined. This study aimed to: (1)...

The wellbeing of siblings of children with disabilities

THE AIMS OF OUR STUDY WERE: (1) to estimate the extent of differences in wellbeing between siblings of children with disabilities or long-term health conditions and siblings of 'typically...

They never see how hard it is to be me: Siblings' observations of strangers, peers and family

This paper analyses 676 contributions to a children's Internet sibling support site to understand the siblings of children with disabilities and their complex interactions with others.

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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...