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'A really good teaching strategy': Secondary students with vision impairment voice their experiences of inclusive teacher pedagogy

The inclusion of students with vision impairment (VI) into regular classes is typically made possible via a raft of technical accommodations and special educational support. This article reports...

'Disability standards for education 2005' (Cth) : sword or shield for Australian students with disability?

This article explains the scope and effect of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cth) (the 'Standards) and considers whether they operate as a legislative sword or shield in respect of...

'I don't have time to be this busy.' Exploring the concerns of secondary school teachers towards inclusive education

The trend towards inclusion in mainstream Australian schools has seen the numbers of students with disabilities educated in regular schools grow significantly. This trend has been supported by...

'One of the kids' : Parent perceptions of the developmental advantages arising from inclusion in mainstream early childhood education services

This research explored the perspectives of parents who have enrolled their child with a developmental disability in a mainstream early childhood education service. It asked questions about their...

‘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.

"Best for everyone concerned" or "only as a last resort"? Views of Australian doctors about sterilisation of men and women with intellectual disability

Background: Doctors have the potential to influence opportunities for normative life experiences in the area of sexuality for individuals with intellectual disability (ID). Method: In Study One,...

"I'm in their shoes": Experiences of peer educators in sexuality and relationship education

Background: Sexuality and relationship education for adults with an intellectual disability has failed to include them in roles other than as learners. This paper reports findings from a study of...

“Over time it just becomes easier…”: parents of people with Angelman syndrome and Prader–Willi syndrome speak about their carer role

Purpose: This study investigated two of the stresses experienced by parents caring for offspring with Angelman syndrome (AS) and Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS) in Western Australia, and identified...

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....

A Comparison of the Handwriting Abilities of Secondary Students with Visual Impairments and Those of Sighted Students

Despite the large number of people with visual impairments in Australia, all Western Australian secondary students are required to complete their secondary exams using handwriting, unless they...

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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...