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Family Services and Community Services Client Satisfaction Survey Disability Gateway Services: Summary Report June 2012

This is a formal evaluation of the Baptcare Disability Gateway Model which aims to provide a single access point for individual, agencies, services and professionals to obtain information and advice in relation to family support and specialist disability services in Tasmania.

Gatekeepers to home and community care services: the link between client characteristics and source of referral.

This study sought to identify factors that determined the likelihood of being referred to the Home and Community Care (HACC) program. Women and clients cared for by parents were less likely to be referred by health workers than non-health workers.

Gender differences in the perceptions of psychosocial experiences reported by persons with disabilities

The objective of this study was to describe the subjective experience of living with disability.

Health status and coping strategies among older parent-carers of adults with intellectual disabilities in an australian sample

This article examines health status and coping strategies among of a group of older Australian parents caring for an adult son or daughter with intellectual disabilities.

Helpgiving styles and parent empowerment in families with a young child with a disability

This study reports the results of a survey completed by two groups of families with a young child attending early intervention programs in the US and in Australia.

Identifying the barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity for children with Down syndrome

The aim of this study was to explore the barriers and facilitators to physical activity for children with Down syndrome.

Increasing day service staff capacity to facilitate positive relationships with people with severe intellectual disability: Evaluation of a new intervention using multiple baseline design

An evaluation of an educational intervention based on the social relationships model, designed to positively develop relationships between support staff and people with intellectual disability.

Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation

Quarterly journal covering issues such as disabilities and social policy, practice, research, and theory.

Keeping Children with a Disability Safely in their Families

This article explores which support programme(s) for children with a disability and their families positively influenced outcomes for the child and family, and if significant positive change did occur, which programme elements, strategies and/or techniques contributed to positive client outcomes.

Living with Disability Research Program, LaTrobe University

This research program is led by Christine Bigby, who is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University.

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