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‘It's pretty hard with our ones, they can't talk, the more able bodied can participate’: staff attitudes about the applicability of disability policies to people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities

This paper presents findings from two studies which examined staff attitudes and their impact on the outcomes for residents with intellectual disabilities in community-based residential services.

A place I can proudly call home

This report summarises the information drawn from more than 650 people with disability, their families and carers who shared their housing stories, detailing the challenges they face with inadequate housing now, and their fears for the future.

A quality framework for personalised residential supports for adults with developmental disabilities

This study identified the characteristics of Personalised Residential Supports (PRS) as reported by key stakeholder groups, including people with developmental disabilities, family members and service providers. The findings are used to develop a descriptive framework for PRS.

A special court for special cases

This report discusses the context of the Special Circumstances Court established in Brisbane for defendants experiencing homelessness. It also presents the views of defendants and professionals about the effectiveness of the Court.

A survey of people with intellectual disabilities living in residential aged care facilities in Victoria

This study describes the distribution and characteristics of people with ID in residential aged care in Victoria, provides insights into the pathways they take into aged care, and gives some indications of how facilities adapt to their needs.

Allocating homes for people with intellectual disability: needs, mix and choice

This article examines the philosophical and institutional rationales underlying the allocation of housing and social services for people with intellectual disability. It calls for redefining the concepts of needs, choice and mix, and mutual learning.

Aphasia rehabilitation in Australia: Current practices, challenges and future directions

This study reports on current aphasia rehabilitation practices of speech-language pathologists in Australia. A 30-item web-based survey targeted approaches to aphasia rehabilitation, education,...

Australia's welfare 2009: The ninth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides statistics and related information concerning topics such as families, ageing, disability and housing, as well as an outline of the development of welfare-related information and statistics during the 2-year period to June 2009.

Australian implementation and evaluation of active support

This paper reports on the implementation and evaluation of Active Support in Australia. It shows that there was significantly greater participation in a wider variety of domestic activities, as well as more frequent and varied community participation.

Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' Census of Population and Housing includes one measure of disability – the need for assistance with core activities.

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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...