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Designed to improve policies and practices to enable people with a disability across Australia to participate fully in society, the Disability Research Collection contains resources by, and is for, policy-makers, researchers, advocacy organisations, disabled people’s organisations, service providers and practitioners as well as people with...
Report

A narrative review of self-directed disability budget management

The information included in this review aims to inform the development of an effective Self-Management Policy for the NDIA, as well as any considerations that may be relevant to the development of guidance, tools or processes once the policy has been developed.
Strategy

Northern Territory disability strategy 2022–2032

This strategy was developed with expertise from the Disability Advisory Committee (NT) and community input, including from those with lived experience of disability, taking into account their families, carers and significant others, government and non-government services. The strategy and three-year action plan is the first...
Report

People with disability in Australia 2022

People with disability in Australia brings together information from a range of national data sources to contribute to a greater understanding of disability in Australia. The 2021–22 update expands the report to include new reporting of data disaggregated by age group, disability group and remoteness.
Guide

A guide to classifying employment supports

The Typology of Employment Support Interventions (TESI) provides a shared language and method for conceptualising, designing, commissioning, selecting and evaluating employment supports for people experiencing injury, illness or disability. This guide explains the purpose of the TESI, and suggests ways to use it for funders...
Conference paper

Beyond ‘mobility reductionism’: striking new paradigms for the wellbeing of Wheeled Mobility Device (WMD) users in the public realm

This presented paper is an exercise in reforming policy planning on disability and ensuring the participation of WMD users in communities. It is critical of the conventional placemaking approaches that focus solely on meeting mobility needs and are ‘mobility reductionist’.
Report

Interventions to improve social, community and civic participation of adults on the autism spectrum or living with intellectual or psychosocial disability

This report is an umbrella evidence review to identify which interventions and supports improve social and community participation for adults on the autism spectrum or who have intellectual disability or psychosocial disability.
Report

‘Getting out into the world’: pathways to community participation and connectedness for NDIS participants with intellectual disability, on the autism spectrum and/or with psychosocial disability

This report presents research findings from the Community Participation Research Project in the context of understanding the barriers and enablers to community participation within the broader disability ecosystem.
Report

Mapping disability research in Australia 2018-2020

This mapping report provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of disability research in Australia in the period since the Audit of Disability Research Update Report was published in 2017.
Submission

Council for Intellectual Disability submission to Central Coast Council on Mooney Mooney and Peat Island planning proposal

This submission was written in response to the NSW Government's proposal to rezone Peat Island and Mooney Mooney. The document considers the potential role of former disability institution sites and draws upon Australian disability policy development and cultural heritage strategy.
Guide

Disability action plan guide

Inclusion goes beyond physical accessibility and considers the attitudes, behaviours and systems in our workplaces and communities which may be discriminatory. It challenges us to listen and reflect on how we can improve. This guide has been developed to assist organisations to develop and implement...
Report

Road to employment: interim report

Road to employment is a 3-year Department of Social Services (DSS) funded project run by JFA Purple Orange to address barriers to employment. This interim report is about the project implementation, up until September 2021.
Report

Making New Zealand accessible: a design for effective accessibility legislation

This report proposes a legal framework to make New Zealand accessible for and remove barriers that create disabling experiences. A quarter of New Zealanders experience disability and everyone will have an impairment at some point.
Report

Understanding economic and financial abuse and disability in the context of domestic and family violence

This paper examines the existing research on disability, economic and financial abuse. The paper focuses specifically on abuse occurring in the context of domestic and family violence, and notes the need for further research focused on the experiences of people with disability in this context.
Journal article

Equity in access: a mixed methods exploration of the National Disability Insurance Scheme access program for the Kimberley Region, Western Australia

This study explores the process and early outcomes of work undertaken by a program to increase Aboriginal people’s awareness of, and access to, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Report

Attitudes matter

Community attitudes related to disability-based discrimination and social exclusion impact the health and wellbeing of people with disability. This report on the first national survey on attitudes toward people with disability in Australia includes responses from over 2000 participants.
Report

Achieving a ‘sense of purpose’: pathways to employment for NDIS participants with intellectual disability, on the autism spectrum and/with psychosocial disability

This report presents research findings from the Employment Research Project aimed at exploring the barriers and enablers to gaining and maintaining paid employment for NDIS participants with intellectual disability, on the autism spectrum, and/or with psychosocial disability.
Systematic review

Evidence review: strategies to increase employment and economic participation for people with a cognitive disability

Commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency this research was undertaken to discover what helps people with autism, intellectual disability and psychosocial disabilities find and keep a job.
Report

Barriers and enablers in developing a COVID-19 policy response for people with disability in Australia

This report explores the barriers and enablers that led to the development of the Management and Operational Plan for People with Disability, the federal government’s national action plan for protecting people with disability during the pandemic.
Report

Managing COVID-19 outbreaks in disability residential settings: lessons from Victoria's second wave

This study provides insights into the challenges experienced by managers and workers in Victorian disability residential settings in the second wave of Victoria’s COVID-19 pandemic.