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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.

Australia's welfare 2013: The 11th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides an overview of the wellbeing of Australians across domains of healthy living, autonomy and participation, and social cohesion, presenting information on welfare services especially with regards to key groups.

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).

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 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...

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...

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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...