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Challenges of user-centred assistive technology provision in Australia: shopping without a prescription

PURPOSE: People with disability have a right to assistive technology devices and services, to support their inclusion and participation in society. User-centred approaches aim to address consumer...

Chicago Center for Disability Research

IDHD/DHD fosters strong community connections through its model demonstration programs, academic programs, and research centers. IDHD/DHD is dedicated to the scholarly, interdisciplinary study of disability and related aspects of human development.

Children & Society

Children & Society is an international, interdisciplinary journal publishing high quality research and debate on all aspects of childhood and policies and services for children and young people.

Cohort profile: A data linkage cohort to examine health service profiles of people with intellectual disability in New South Wales, Australia

Purpose: People with intellectual disability are a minority group who experience poorer physical and mental health than the general population and have difficulty accessing healthcare services....

Comparing costs and outcomes of supported living with group homes in Australia*

Background Supported living is perceived as more flexible than group homes for people with intellectual disability. This study identified costs and factors associated with quality of life (QOL) in...

Constraint-induced movement therapy improves upper limb activity and participation in hemiplegic cerebral palsy: A systematic review

Questions: Does constraint-induced movement therapy improve activity and participation in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy? Does it improve activity and participation more than the same...

Construct validation of the Enabling Practices Scale

Background Empowerment is regarded as an important outcome in service provision to families of individuals with disability. Nevertheless, data on psychometric characteristics of measures related...

Correlates of child and family outcomes in an Australian community-based early childhood intervention program

BackgroundEarly childhood intervention (ECI) program outcomes remain relatively under-researched. The aim of this study was twofold: (1) to describe outcomes in children and families participating...

Could I, should I? Parenting aspirations and personal considerations of five young women with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

Background This phenomenological study explores the perceptions, hopes, and dreams of relationships and parenting of women with a genetic intellectual disability. Method Five women with both 22q11.

Creating a Different Kind of Normal: Parent and Child Perspectives on Sibling Relationships When One Child in the Family Has Autism Spectrum Disorder

This article reports findings from a study that explored the nature of sibling relationships when one child in the family has autism. It employs a collective case study approach to capture the perspectives of parents and young children (aged four to seven years) from three different families.

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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...