Organisation

Living with Disability Research Centre (LaTrobe)

Owning Institution:
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Enabling engagement and inclusion

This report summarises the findings from an Australian longitudinal study of the quality of support in group homes for people with intellectual disabilities. The study aimed to identfiy the organisational factors that influence the extent to which staff provide Active Support and sustain its practice...
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Developing and maintaining person centred active support

This project aimed to explore the applicability of Active Support in supported accommodation services for people with neurotrauma, and the effectiveness of this model of staff practice in improving quality of life outcomes for this group.
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Self-advocacy and inclusion: a summary of the study 'What can be learned from speaking up over the years'

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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Supporting people with cognitive disabilities in decision making – processes and dilemmas

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. The...
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Optimising outcomes for people with intellectual disability in supported living arrangements

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...