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'Do You Think I'm Stupid?': Urban Encounters between People with and without Intellectual Disability

This paper discusses patterns of interaction between people with and without intellectual disability. It is based on observations at a suburb in Melbourne.

‘Some kids climb up; some kids climb down’: culturally constructed play-worlds of children with impairments

In this paper, the author explores how children with impairments can act as self-monitoring, autonomous individuals in their play in a community playground.

19 stories of social inclusion: lessons from the lives of everyday Australians on belonging, disability and community contribution

This project explores what it means for people with disabilities to be “socially included”, and what it means to exercise the right to live independently and be included.

A case study of an intentional friendship between a volunteer and adult with severe intellectual disability: “My life is a lot richer!”

The valuable friendships between people with and without intellectual disability are rarely discussed. An exploratory case study demonstrates the enrichment of lives achievable through the intentional development of a friendship.

A Hard Case Making Bad Law: Purvis v New South Wales and the Role of the Comparator Under the Disability Act 1992 (Cth)

This article analyses the case of Purvis v New South Wales in which the High Court of Australia ruled on a crucial matter on assessing whether an act can be regarded as illegal discrimination.

A new mentorship model: Towards ares employment and social inclusion for people with disability

This report evaluates the year-long multi-partnered project and exhibition called HERE&NOW13, which developed artistic skills and social inclusion of artists with disability.

A preliminary evaluation of the adaptation of four assessments for offenders with special needs

This study seeks to describe the adaptation of four self‐report assessments for sexual offenders with special needs.

A special court for special cases

This report discusses the context of the Special Circumstances Court established in Brisbane for defendants experiencing homelessness. It also presents the views of defendants and professionals about the effectiveness of the Court.

Access to mental health services in Victoria: a focus on ethnic communities

The aim of this study was to investigate whether disparities in access and treatment for ethnic communities in Victoria had changed over a decade with the introduction of interventions designed to improve culturally sensitive practice in mental health services.

Addressing the barriers to accessing therapy services in rural and remote areas

This paper draws on information gathered from carers and adults with a disability living in a rural area in New South Wales (NSW), Australia to determine the extent to which people living in rural areas may receive a person-centred therapy service.

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