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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.

‘Not as connected with people as they want to be’ - Optimising outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities in supported living arrangements.

What factors are necessary to ensure good quality of life outcomes for people with intellectual disability in supported living arrangements?

‘Policies that Fail – Words that Succeed’: The Politics of Accessible Housing in Australia

This paper seeks to contribute to the debate over the efficacy of voluntary agreements versus regulation, and uses a study of the Livable Housing Design initiative to deliver voluntarily new-built...

A Critique of the Concept of Social Exclusion and its Utility for Australian Social Housing Policy

The paper reviews the usefulness of the concept of social exclusion for Australian

social housing policy.

A long-term population-based clinical and morbidity profile of Angelman syndrome in Western Australia: 1953–2003

This paper presents the incidence, clinical presentation and associated comorbidities of Angelman syndrome (AS) in Western Australia. It predicts the need for a higher number of sheltered accommodation.

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.

Accommodation outcomes and transitions following community-based intervention for individuals with acquired brain injury

This study explores living situation, support and participation outcomes of people with severe acquired brain injury (ABI). Participants lived in either home-like or disability-specific accommodation settings.

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.

Closure of Grosvenor, Peat Island and Lachlan Large Residential Centres – Post Implementation Review Summary report

The aim of the PIR is to ensure that lessons are identified to improve the process of the closure of LRCs and the development of new accommodation services for people with disability.

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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...