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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.

Central nervous system medication use in older adults with intellectual disability: Results from the successful ageing in intellectual disability study

OBJECTIVE: Information on the rates and predictors of polypharmacy of central nervous system medication in older people with intellectual disability is limited, despite the increased life...

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 of parents with intellectual disability: Facing poor outcomes or faring okay?

This is a comprehensive review of the literature to investigate if the children of parents with intellectual disability are at risk of poor outcomes.

Community Perspectives and Subjective Quality of Life

This study pioneers the use of a sense of community measure to better understand the degree to which feelings of belonging are associated with quality of life of people with an

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...

Continuity or change? Disability policy and the Rudd government

This paper critically reviewed the Rudd Government's disability policy. It identified shifts in the policy and considered whether the policy promoted inclusion of people with disabilities.

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.

Crime and victimisation in people with intellectual disability: A case linkage study

Background: Studies have suggested that people with intellectual disability are disproportionately involved in crime both as perpetrators and victims. Method: A case linkage design used three...

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