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'Any one of us could be among that number': Comparing the Policy Narratives for Individualized Disability Funding in Australia and England

In this article we compare the introduction of individualized budget policies for people with disabilities in Australia and England. Data is drawn from semi-structured interviews undertaken in...

'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...

'Knowing me, knowing you': Disability support worker as emotional mediator?

The complexities of dating are exacerbated when couples' getting together happens with the support of another person - the disability support worker. This paper explores the experience of Vic, a...

“Life just keeps throwing lemons”: the lived experience of food insecurity among Aboriginal people with disabilities in the West Kimberley

This paper reports findings of a qualitative study conducted in collaboration with Aboriginal people with disabilities and their carers residing in the rural and remote Kimberley region of Western...

“More than blowing bubbles”: What parents want from therapists working with children with autism spectrum disorder

Purpose: Providing therapy to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often requires therapists to work closely with both the child with ASD and their family. Although there is evidence...

“They'll tell us when to evacuate”: The experiences and expectations of disaster-related communication in vulnerable groups

Effective communicative processes and practices are widely regarded as core to natural disaster management. However there is some evidence that some groups may have different communicative needs...

“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 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 national disability insurance scheme: What social work has to offer

This paper appraises key features of the recently proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia and explores underpinning conceptualisations of 'disability', 'autonomy',...

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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  • 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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