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'I'm not really sure but I hope it's better': Early thoughts of parents and carers in a regional trial site for the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the most significant initiatives in Australian social policy history. Its complexity has been compounded by a fast-paced introduction and...

‘Out of pocket’ costs to stroke patients during the first year after stroke – results from the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study

This study aimed to determine the nature and magnitude of ‘out of pocket’ costs to stroke patients during the first year after stroke.

“An environment built to include rather than exclude me”: Creating inclusive environments for human well-being

Contemporary discourses which challenge the notion of health as the “absence of disease” are prompting changes in health policy and practice. People with disability have been influential in...

“We feel left out”: Experiences of social inclusion from the perspective of young adults with intellectual disability

Background Few studies discuss social inclusion from the voice and perspective of young adults with intellectual disability who have been lifelong recipients of individualised community-based...

A collaborative group method of inclusive research

BACKGROUND: Funding bodies in Australia and the United Kingdom require research on issues that affect the lives of people with intellectual disability to be inclusive. Debate continues about the...

A critique of the productivity commission's cost-benefit analysis in the 'disability care and support' report

In its 2011 NDIS report, the Productivity Commission rationalises its policy recommendation by means of a cost-benefit analysis, claiming that 'the benefits of the [National Disability Insurance]...

A cross-sectional analysis of developmental trajectories of vocabulary comprehension among children and adolescents with Down syndrome or intellectual disability of undifferentiated aetiology

Background In this work we sought to expand our knowledge of developmental trajectories of subcomponents of the language systems of individuals with intellectual disability (ID). We aimed to...

A multi-site randomised controlled trial of evidence-based supported employment for adults with severe and persistent mental illness

BACKGROUND/AIM: The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach is an evidence-based form of supported employment for people with severe and persistent mental illness. This approach is not yet...

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 exploration of the Challenging Behaviour Perception Questionnaire: A measure of parental cognitions about challenging behaviour

Background Although there has been interest in the influence of cognitions on the relationship between challenging behaviour and maternal wellbeing, there is an absence of measures to specifically...

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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...