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Factors influencing postural management for children with cerebral palsy in the special school setting

Postural management is used to help address the musculoskeletal and participation issues associated with cerebral palsy (CP). This study aimed to identify the factors influencing postural management in special schools.

Family caregivers: Russian‐speaking Australian women's access to welfare support

This paper explores how Australian social policy and Russian-speaking women's understanding of their roles impact on their access to welfare support. Women's past experiences and knowledge of social services together with a weak referral by practitioners were barriers to using welfare services.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a review of interventions for prevention and management in Indigenous communities

This resource sheet reviews the Australian and international literature published since 1990 on the effectiveness of programs that aim to prevent FASD or to alleviate its effects.

Fitness to stand trial, human rights and possibilities from England and Wales

The capacity of individuals with disability, including cognitive or mental health impairments, to access justice on an equal basis has been considered recently in several Australian jurisdictions....

Fixing the system? The experience of service users of the quasi‐market in disability services in Australia

This paper showed that despite market reforms, service delivery for people with disabilities did not improve. Service users experienced inadequate service supply, service cutbacks, and an increased emphasis on cost subsidisation and assessment processes.

Flexibility of Programme Delivery in Providing Effective Family-centred Intervention for Remote Families

This study investigated beliefs and values around family-centred practice through examining professional beliefs about children, parents and how they could work with families. It also investigated how the mode of programme delivery might be associated with outcomes for families.

From diminished men to conditionally masculine: sexuality and Australian men and adolescent boys with intellectual disability

This qualitative study focused on the sexual health needs of boys and men with intellectual disability in Australia. Some factors that constitute masculinity are described in detail.

Functional status of school-aged children with Down syndrome

This article seeks to measure functional status of school-aged children with Down Syndrome using the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM) tool on parents with school-aged children with Down Syndrome.

Gender differences in the perceptions of psychosocial experiences reported by persons with disabilities

The objective of this study was to describe the subjective experience of living with disability.

GP and support people's concerns and priorities for meeting the health care needs of individuals with developmental disabilities: a metropolitan and non-metropolitan comparison

This article seeks to investigate the concerns and priorities of general practitioners and support workers for meeting the health care needs of people with developmental disabilities.

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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...