Christine Bigby

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Discussion paper

MSSI issues paper no. 9
1 Mar 2017

This issues paper sets out a research agenda for examining the impacts of the NDIS on Australian cities over the first decade of its full implementation (from 2019 onwards).

Research report

21 Jul 2015

This paper provides an overview of the methods and synthesises findings from an ARC Linkage project that explored Self Advocacy and Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disabilities and considers the implications of the findings in the context of the National Disability Strategy (Commonwealth of Australia,...

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11 Jul 2015

The exploratory study found that participants, including those with cognitive disability, mostly supported the broad concept of supported decision making. However supporters saw this as a complex, dynamic and frequently chaotic process. Fundamental to the process were relationships and tailoring support to the individual....

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1 Jul 2015

Although small scale, this study has added new knowledge to the limited understanding of the supported living arrangements for people with intellectual disability in Australia, and to the wider literature. As well as painting a detailed picture of the life circumstances of people in supported...



31 Jul 2013

The creation of Disability Care and the heightened attention for the social inclusion and needs of people with a disability within Australia will have profound long term positive impacts, but the unfortunate truth is the ‘host of problems’ in group homes described in The Age...

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