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Christine Bigby


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Discussion paper

01 Mar 2017

People with disability represent a fifth of the Australian population (AIHW 2015), and this proportion is expected to increase with population ageing. With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being progressively rolled out across Australia, this is a particularly appropriate time for...

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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...

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Research report

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...

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Research report

01 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...

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Commentary

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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 ...

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Policy report

01 Jun 2013

This Policy Bulletin describes the implementation and evaluation of the Transition to Retirement (TTR) program that was examined in a three-year collaborative program of applied research involving university researchers and disability service providers. The bulletin ends with recommendations for...

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01 Jun 2013

Due to increased life expectancy, the number of older Australians with a long-term disability, such as intellectual disability is increasing. More people with disability are facing retirement. People with intellectual disability can be reluctant to leave their familiar work environment, and may...

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