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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.

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.

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...

Bounded choices: The problematisation of longterm care for people ageing with an intellectual disability in rural communities

The increasing longevity of people with an intellectual disability and concurrent ageing with their older parental carers is generating a problematisation of longterm social care in the community....

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.

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,...

Building belonging and connection for children with disability and their families: A co-designed research and community development project in a regional community

Belonging and connection of children with disability and their families are contested and fragile in many regional communities. This article reports on a project that aimed to better understand...

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...