The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: an assessment of Australia’s level of compliance
The purpose of this report is to assess Australia’s level of compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which upholds the human rights and inherent dignity of people with disability.
A tale of two risks: risk assessments and treatment of two dangerous long-term New Zealand detainees
This paper compares two cases of long-term detention on the basis of claimed risks to public safety in New Zealand, a common law jurisdiction. It considers whether either of the men or both are reliably or adequately shown to be dangerous, given difficulties in risk...
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...
Using experience sampling methods to understand everyday experiences of adults with intellectual disability
People with intellectual disability (ID) are often excluded from social participation and have strictly controlled social or leisure activities. The experiences of people with ID are often understood by proxy, usually from the point of view of their parents/carers. Overcoming these barriers and finding ways...
Building sustainable supports for young unemployed men with intellectual disability through intergenerational mentoring at Men's Sheds
People with intellectual disability (ID) often experience multiple disadvantages in education, work, health, community and social participation. International research reveals that formal mentors can have important positive influences on wellbeing and employment. Men’s Sheds are ideally situated to support young adults with ID due to...
A national survey of Australian nurses who work with people with intellectual and developmental disability
Nurses play a vital role in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD), particularly those with chronic and complex physical or mental health problems. This project aims to redevelop the specialist practice standards for intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) nursing.
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.
Small business enterprise models of employment: for persons with intellectual disabilities and high support needs
The focus of this project is specifically on adults with intellectual disabilities who have high support needs and experience almost complete exclusion from employment, much more than other disability groups.
The number and characteristics of parents with intellectual disability from Centrelink income support administrative data
This technical report details the processes undertaken to estimate the number of parents with intellectual disability on social security payments in Australia and their characteristics at a given time period.
Social Action Partners: peer support for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria
This project used a social action research approach with two groups of Victorian children and young people with intellectual disability aged 9-22 and their parents. The groups conducted research and provided peer support about their experiences with self-directed disability support. The intentions were to build...