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Attitudes Toward People with Intellectual Disabilities: An Australian Perspective

This study examined attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities. The study revealed that disability services professionals and students exhibited more positive attitudes than members of the general population.

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.

Autism spectrum disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Part I: A comparison of parenting stress

Background There is a long history of research on parents of children with disabilities, but to the authors' knowledge, no study has compared the stress of parents of children with fetal alcohol...

Autism spectrum symptomatology in children: The impact of family and peer relationships

This article seeks to examine positive and negative family and peer influences on children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea after acute quadriplegia (COSAQ): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

BACKGROUND: Quadriplegia is a severe, catastrophic injury that predominantly affects people early in life, resulting in lifelong physical disability. Obstructive sleep apnoea is a direct...

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 mass index in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy: A cohort study

AIM: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) have reduced levels of physical activity compared with children without physical disability and experience risk factors for becoming overweight or obese. In...

Brief online surveys to monitor and evaluate facilitated peer support groups for caregivers of children with special needs

BACKGROUND: There have been few systematic evaluations of experiences of participating in peer support groups for parents and other caregivers of children with special needs. In Australia,...

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...