CENTRE FOR DISABILITY RESEARCH AND POLICY

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Image artwork copyright Helen Cooke, an artist supported by Sunshine's Community Access Program Art Studio.

A better life for people with disabilities in Australia and abroad

Our centre aims to change the disadvantage that occurs for people with disabilities. We do this through addressing their social and economic participation in society, and their health and wellbeing. By focusing on data that demonstrates disadvantage, we can develop models of policy and practice to better enable support and opportunity for people with disabilities.

Latest Publications

'People with disability should be included as equal partners in disaster planning' - an article in

The Conversation

by Dr Michelle Villeneuve.

During natural disasters, specific needs of people with disability are often unmet, leaving them vulnerable and unprotected. from Florin C/www.shutterstock.com
During natural disasters, specific needs of people with disability are often unmet, leaving them vulnerable and unprotected. Image from Florin C/www.shutterstock.com

Parents with intellectual disability in a population context by Gwynnyth Llewellyn and Gabrielle Hindmarsh.

This paper reviews the current state of knowledge about parents and parenting with intellectual disability in a broader population context, taking the field forward from primarily reporting on parents already identified in clinical or service groups. Check out two other recent publications on population studies of parents with intellectual disability in Australia.

Estimated prevalence and living circumstances of parents with intellectual disability in Australia from selected national surveys.

The number and characteristics of parents with intellectual disability from Centrelink income support administrative data.