Designing a Continuum of Best Practices for the Inclusion of Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Higher Education: School leavers with intellectual disability have similar dreams and goals to all young people. They want to be included, become more independent, get further education, and find employment that they enjoy. Just like everyone else, they might dream of going to university, but unfortunately, they are often excluded. This project analyses the only two Australian programs which include people with intellectual disabilities in higher education. The results will inform how Australia can implement higher education programs for people with intellectual disabilities. Learn more about this project.
Australian Research Council funded project ‘NDIS: Rhetoric versus Reality’
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) funded project on accommodation needs of adults with intellectual disability and high support needs. Learn more about this project.
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) funding scoping review on homelessness systems and policy for people with disability in Australia Learn more about this project.
Disability Royal Commission Environmental Scan of contemporary policy and practice in homelessness interventions and system change for people with disabilities. Final report is due to be submitted on 30th June 2022.
NDRP Research Agenda Consultation: CDS in partnership with CDRP co-led the national consultation exercise to develop a disability research agenda for Australia. A consortium of academic and non-governmental partners were involved in all aspects of the design, delivery and dissemination of the project. Some publications have been made available with further reports on phase 2 b (organisation-led consultation) and phase 3 (development of the agenda) due to be published in the coming months. Learn more about this project.
Ageing in Place Pathway and Framework (2022). Forsight: CDS research team worked with key Forsight staff to review and refine an Ageing in Place Pathway and Framework to better care for people with disability who are ageing. This first stage also reviewed associated policies and procedures with associated timelines.
Accommodating Adults with Intellectual Disability and High Support Needs in Individual Supported Living Arrangements: A scoping review of international peer-reviewed literature identified limited peer-reviewed research accounting for ISL arrangements for persons with intellectual disabilities and high support needs. Secondary data analysis, interviews, and workshops identified enablers, challenges and barriers to better pathways and policy development options.
AHURI Homelessness Project: This mixed methods study involved a systematic review of international literature, a scoping of routine data sources and an assessment of the policy landscape for people with intellectual disability who are homeless. Future intersectionality and collaboration between the disability and homelessness sector is required to ensure smooth, and accessible pathways out of homelessness. Identification and responses at critical points to risk of homelessness is also required for people with intellectual disability and/or autism and their families.