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'I walk from trouble': Exploring safeguards with adults with intellectual disabilities-An Australian qualitative study

People living with intellectual disabilities have a right to be safe from abuse and neglect and have a right to be included in the decision-making process determining safeguards that will affect...

‘I feel like I failed him by ringing the police’: Criminalising disability in Australia

The stigmatisation, control, criminalisation and incarceration of people with disability have a long history. While in recent decades there has been increasing commitment to the rights of people...

‘Measuring Up’? Assessment and students with disabilities in the modern university

This article draws on three case studies using a personal pronoun perspective to understand how university students with disabilities negotiate with staff arrangements for alternative assessment practices.

"Asking for the Moon"? A Critical Assessment of Australian Disability Discrimination Laws in Promoting Inclusion for Students with Disabilities

This article seeks to explore the context in which disability discrimination in education laws operate, and the distinctions between policies and practice in that context.

"I have a good life": the meaning of well-being from the perspective of young adults with Down syndrome

PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to explore what makes for a "good life" from the perspective of young adults with Down syndrome and to identify the barriers and facilitators to...

"I Never Imagined I'd Have to Teach These Children" : Providing Authentic Learning Experiences for Secondary Pre-Service Teachers in Teaching Students with Special Needs

This article seeks to describe a collaborative and cross‐curricula initiative aimed to provide pre-service teachers with experiences that would assist them to develop their knowledge and skills to teach students with special needs in their classrooms.

"My Attitude, My Responsibility" Investigating the Attitudes and Intentions of Pre-Service Teachers toward Inclusive Education between Teacher Preparation Cohorts in Melbourne and Pretoria

This study explored the attitudes and intentions of pre-service teachers towards inclusive education, across two teacher preparation institutions in Australia and South Africa. There were multiple...

A collective case study: how regular teachers provide inclusive education for severely and profoundly deaf students in regular schools in rural New South Wales

This inquiry was principally concerned with a need to understand the phenomenon of the inclusion of severely and profoundly deaf students in regular rural schools in New South Wales, and to make generalisations that could apply in other similar situations.

A collective case study: How regular teachers provide inclusive education for severely and profoundly deaf students in regular schools in rural New South Wales

This thesis reports a collective case study of the school educational experiences of five severely and profoundly deaf students who were enrolled in regular schools in rural areas of New South Wales.

A comparative study of the level of performance of students with vision impairment and sighted peers in adaptive behaviour within the regular school context

The study investigated the level of performance of students with vision impairment, in regular schools, in the adaptive behaviour areas of self- care, communication, occupation and social skills....

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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...