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Attitudes towards the sexuality of adults with an intellectual disability: parents, support staff, and a community sample

This study explored the attitudes of parents, carers of adults with intellectual disability and the general community toward the sexuality of adults with intellectual disability.

Australia's welfare 2009: The ninth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides statistics and related information concerning topics such as families, ageing, disability and housing, as well as an outline of the development of welfare-related information and statistics during the 2-year period to June 2009.

Australia's welfare 2011: the tenth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides statistics and related information concerning topics such as families, ageing, disability and housing.

Australian indigenous children with low cognitive ability: Family and cultural participation

Family and cultural inclusion are essential for the healthy development of young Australian Indigenous peoples with low cognitive ability. To date, this issue has received limited research attention.

Between joy and sorrow: being a parent of a child with developmental disability

This article seeks to explore the experiences of parents who have children with significant developmental disability.

Biographical disruption: Experiences of mothers of adults assessed for autism spectrum disorder

Background Little is known about the experiences of parents whose sons or daughters are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during adulthood. Method In this exploratory study, 6 mothers...

Body image and physical disability -- personal perspectives

This study used qualitative methodology to investigate the body image concerns of people with physical disabilities. Three males and four females aged between 22 and 50 years, in Melbourne,...

Brief report: Sexual attraction and relationships in adolescents with autism

Past research suggests more variation in sexual attraction in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using clinical samples. This study utilised a population representative group of 14/15 year olds from...

Care proceedings and parents with learning difficulties: comparative prevalence and outcomes in an English and Australian court sample

This paper presents and contrasts the findings from two independent but comparable court studies in England and Australia of care proceedings involving parents with learning difficulties.

Caregivers of people with neurodegenerative diseases: Profile and unmet needs from a population-based survey in South Australia

This is a cross-sectional, whole of population study conducted in South Australia. Data were analysed to determine the profile and unmet care needs of people who identify as having provided care for a person who died an expected death from NDDs.

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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...