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Carers' hope, wellbeing and attitudes regarding recovery

This study compared carers’ and mental health workers’ recovery attitudes, and undertook multivariate predictions of carers’ wellbeing, hopefulness and recovery attitudes.

Change in residential remoteness during the first 5 years of life in an australian cerebral palsy cohort

Aim: To determine if families of children with cerebral palsy living in Australia move to less remote areas between birth and 5 years. Method: Children on the Australian Cerebral Palsy Register (n...

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....

Consonant and syllable complexity of toddlers with Down syndrome and mixed-aetiology developmental delays

This study examines whether speech sound production of toddlers with Down syndrome (DS) is on par with or more severely impaired than that of mental age (MA) peers with developmental delay due to...

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...

Coping strategies in mothers of school-aged children with intellectual disabilities

The role of the family is crucially important in providing a good education to students with special needs. However, this role is often overlooked. Parents can play a critical role in students' long-term achievement.

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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  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
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