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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 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.

Barriers and promoters of participation in facilitated peer support groups for carers of children with special needs

BACKGROUND: Social support is essential for physical and mental health and well-being. Evidence indicates that social and peer support is particularly important and beneficial for the well-being...

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.

Body image and physical disability—personal perspectives

This study explored the body image concerns of people with a physical disability. It found that bodily impairment had a negative influence on their mental health. However, they gradually adjust to their different bodies and increasingly accept their disabilities over time.

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...

Breaking Out of a Distinct Social Space: Reflections on Supporting Community Participation for People with Severe and Profound Intellectual Disability

Ethnographic and action research methods were used to collect data on the meaning of inclusion attached by staff when implementing a programme, known as the Community Inclusion Framework, in a group home for five adults with severe intellectual disabilities in Victoria, Australia.

Can Case Management Contribute to Effective Use of Small Self-Directed Support Packages for People with Disabilities?

While self-directed support for people with disabilities and their families represents a welcome shift toward self-determination and increasing control, the risk of managing with insufficient...

Can, Want and Try: Parents' Viewpoints Regarding the Participation of Their Child with an Acquired Brain Injury

BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a leading cause of permanent disability, currently affecting 20,000 Australian children. Community participation is essential for childhood development...

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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...