The number and characteristics of parents with intellectual disability from Centrelink income support administrative data: Technical report 2 – October 2014
This report reports the situation of parents with intellectual disability compared to parents with other disabilities and non-disabled parents in a national administrative data set. Compared with other Australian parents, parents with intellectual disability were more likely to be caring for a child with disability, more likely to be in public housing and more likely to live in the Northern Territory.
Monitoring Manual and Menu for CBR and other community-based disability inclusive development programs
Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) is a valued community development approach but there is a lack of evidence of its efficacy (World Report on Disability 2011; and more recently confirmed in the Global Disability Action Plan 2014). Monitoring is a first step to build the evidence base and assist decision-making.
The Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of Sydney, in collaboration with CBR stakeholders from the Asia Pacific region, has produced a monitoring manual and menu (MM&M) for CBR and other community-based disability inclusive development programs.
The MM&M offers these programs guidance to plan and implement locally controlled monitoring activities that empower stakeholders with information – including but not limited to people with disabilities, their families and communities.
The MM&M is freely available for testing or use.
The MM&M was resourced principally by the University of Sydney. Key resources were also provided by Australian Aid whose ALA Fellowship funding enabled CBR stakeholders to inform and shape the design of the Menu; and CBM International which provided crucial funding for work on the Manual.
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Estimated prevalence and living circumstances of parents with intellectual disability in Australia from selected national surveys - July 2014
Analysis of SDAC 2009 data identified an estimated 0.41% of Australian parents had intellectual disability. This equates to an estimated 17,000 parents with intellectual disability residing in private dwellings in Australia.
Analysis of GSS 2010 data revealed that, compared with non-disabled parents and also compared with parents with other disabilities, parents with intellectual disability were significantly more likely to:
be in a jobless household
be in households in the lowest three deciles of equivalised weekly income
be on government pensions as the main source of personal income
have ever been without a permanent place to live
have ever stayed in a shelter, squatted in an abandoned building and/or slept rough
have less frequent contact with family and friends
have poorer self-assessed health
LEFT BEHIND: Monitoring the social inclusion of young Australians with self reported long term health conditions, impairments or disabilities 2001-2012
The first Technical Report reporting on the time period 2001-2009, reported that disabled Australian adolescents and young adults were more likely to experience social exclusion than their non-disabled peers, and that the gap between the two actually widened between 2001 and 2011.
This report provides the latest update.
LEFT BEHIND: Monitoring the social inclusion of young Australians with self-reported long term health conditions, impairments or disabilities 2001 – 2011
This report maps the extent of social inclusion or exclusion of young disabled Australians, aged between 15 and 29, over the years 2001 to 2011. It found that although the social inclusion of young disabled Australians increased on a number of key indicators, the gap between disabled and non-disabled young Australians actually increased over the 11 year period. More...
LEFT BEHIND: Monitoring the social inclusion of young Australians with self-reported long term health conditions, impairments or disabilities 2001 – 2009
Adolescents and young adults with disabilities are at heightened risk of social exclusion. Exclusion leads to poor outcomes in adulthood which in turn affects individuals’ health and wellbeing and that of their families and society through loss of productive engagement in their communities. More...
The well-being of children with disabilities in the Asia Pacific region: an analysis of UNICEF mics 3 survey data from Bangladesh, Lao PDR, Mongolia and Thailand
In this report we have used data from the third round of UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) conducted 2005-8 to describe the relative well-being of disabled and non-disabled children in four South Asian/Pacific countries: Bangladesh, Lao PDR, Mongolia and Thailand. Indicators of well-being were extracted to address issues such as the child’s right to education, health and a standard of living adequate for the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development. More...