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Autism in context 2: Assessment, intervention and services in Australia

Abstract Continuing from part 1, part 2 of the autism spectrum disorders review explores clinical practice and service delivery aspects of autism spectrum disorders including current assessment...

Availability, spatial accessibility, utilisation and the role of telehealth for multi-disciplinary paediatric cerebral palsy services in Queensland

Aims: The purpose of this study was to understand the methods of current delivery of health care services to cerebral palsy (CP) patients in Queensland, Australia. The study also examines the...

Barriers to breast cancer screening in Australia: experiences of women with physical disabilities

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the experiences of breast cancer screening for women with physical disabilities.;BACKGROUND: Despite women with disabilities having the same or greater risk of...

Barriers to maternal workforce participation and relationship between paid work and health

This article presents the findings from a mailed survey identifying issues including mother's health, workforce participation and barriers to inclusion in the workplace.

Bespoke program design for school-aged therapy disability service delivery

This article investigated models of service delivery. To do this, the authors reviewed the literature in this area. They proposed a suitable service delivery model for children with disabilities.

Body image and physical disability -- personal perspectives

This study used qualitative methodology to investigate the body image concerns of people with physical disabilities. Three males and four females aged between 22 and 50 years, in Melbourne,...

Burden of stroke in indigenous Western Australians: a study using data linkage

This article seeks to investigate the incidence and burden of stroke (in disability-adjusted life years) in indigenous and non-indigenous people in Western Australia.

Can employment positively affect the recovery of people with psychiatric disabilities?

This study explored the relationship between employment and recovery in individuals with psychiatric disabilities and proposed that participants who were employed would have higher levels of recovery than participants who were not employed.

Carers: doing it tough, doing it well

In the context of the NDIS and reform to federally funded carer supports, this report presents the results of evaluation of two block funded carer support programs run by Anglicare Sydney in order to identify impacts of caring and of current carer support arrangements.

Carers' perspective on respite for persons with acquired brain injury

This study aims to address the lack of data on respite care and people with acquired brain injury from the perspective of carers. Survey methodology was used to gather information from carers who were members of a peak brain injury association in New South Wales, Australia.

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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...