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This is My Home. Belonging, Disability and Diversity

This report uses a small focus group methodology to highlight some key themes surrounding people with disability from Non English Speaking Backgrounds, and promote further discussion on social inclusion for a range of diverse Australians.

Time for Work and Work Timing Among Married Couples Raising Children with Disabilities

Using Australian time-diary data, this study examines the effects of child disability on couples' work patterns.

To gain, retain and retrain: the role of post-school education for people with a disability

This study extends previous work which showed that VET qualifications had a positive effect on the chances of finding work for people with a disability.

Translating research into practice in low-resource settings: An Australian case study of early autism service provision in a regional town

Background We investigated the context for translating evidence-based early intervention for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) into real world settings through a case study of a regional town...

Using photographs to explore self-understanding in adolescent boys with an autism spectrum condition

Background: Research evidence suggests that self-understanding is likely to be limited in individuals with autism. Method: Photo-elicitation interview was used to explore self-understanding in...

Using Slowmation to develop the social skills of primary school students with mild intellectual disabilities : four case studies

This study explored the potential of using a new but simplified form of stop-motion animation called slowmation to support 4 primary school students with mild intellectual disabilities in...

What Predicts the Use of Genetic Counseling Services After the Birth of a Child with Down Syndrome?

This article presents findings from a survey of families of children born with Down syndrome over 2 years in Victoria to find out whether they have used the government funded genetic counseling service and why.

Whose responsibility? Resilience in families of children with developmental disabilities

Families with children with disabilities are at higher risk of stress, financial disadvantage and breakdown. In recent decades, research and policy have shifted focus from these problems to a...

Women with Cognitive Impairment and Unplanned or Unwanted Pregnancy: A 2-Year Audit of Women Contacting the Pregnancy Advisory Service

This research investigates the experience of women with cognitive impairments (intellectual disability and acquired brain injury) in relation to unplanned or unwanted pregnancies.

Women with intellectual disability: Their sexual lives in the 21st century

Background The aim of this paper was to give an overview of, and a commentary on, research demonstrating what women with intellectual disability are saying about their intimate relationships and...

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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...