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Grandparenting a child with a disability: an emotional rollercoaster

This research shows that Australian grandparents with a grandchild with a disability pass through several stages of emotional journey. Their emotions entail anger, sadness, grief and pride.

Handicap International

Handicap International is an independent charity working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

Health care service provision for country people with developmental disability: An Australian perspective

This article seeks to explore the priorities in the delivery of health care to people in rural towns with developmental disabilities. Overall, a lack of access to primary health care providers, discriminatory practices and a lack of communication was found.

Health Education by Peers with Spinal Cord Injury: a Scoping Review

This scoping review explored existing evidence about the various types and content of health education programs involving peers, aimed at adults with spinal cord injuries.

Health Issues and Quality of Life in Women with Intellectual Disability

A number of issues affecting the quality of life of women with intellectual disabilities (ID) revolve around the menstrual cycle. This article seeks to ascertain how premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menstrual pain present in women with ID.

Health of mothers with intellectual limitations

This article sought to investigate the health status of mothers with intellectual limitations.

Helicobacter pylori and hepatitis A and B infections in carers of adults with intellectual disability

This study assessed if Helicobacter pylori infection poses an occupation risk. In addition, it examined the extent of hepatitis A and B immunisation rates among carers of adults with an intellectual disability. The carers of institutionalised clients had a higher prevalence of H pylori infection.

Helicobacter pylori and hepatitis A and B infections in carers of adults with intellectual disability

Helicobacter pylori, hepatitis A and hepatitis B are common transmissible infections in adults with intellectual disability. This pilot study was designed to assess: (1) the possibility that H...

Hospital admissions in children with down syndrome: experience of a population-based cohort followed from birth

OBJECTIVE: Children with Down syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability, are prone to multiple and varied health-related problems. This study describes patterns of...

Hospitalisation for cancer and co-morbidities among people with learning disability in Australia

We have examined data from a large cohort of people receiving services for learning disability . While people with learning disability appear to be at similar risk for cancer, they may have poorer...

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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...