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Research to Action Guides

These Research to Action Guides are developed across a range of topics which have been identified as priorities by the disability sector.

Each guide is developed by recognised academic subject matter experts, alongside ‘Communities of Practice’ made up of practitioners, people with disability and carers. This ensures the Guides are fit for the Australian disability context.

  • A Guide to Good Group Homes
    Explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them.
  • A Sustainable Rural and Remote Workforce for Disability
    Articulates the key components of rural and remote workforce development in Australia, as presented by the existing research evidence.
  • Accessible written information
    For people and organisations that want to prepare written information in an accessible way, and in particular information for people with intellectual disability.
  • Communication First Principles
    Identifies the ‘first principles’ when working with people who have Complex Communication Support Needs (CCSN). The suite includes practice guides based on seven evidence based principles for good communication partners.
  • Culturally Proficient Service Delivery
    For practice leaders and frontline staff who want to develop culturally responsive, respectful and reflective practices in their work and organisation.
  • Inclusive Research
    Promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-users of services and policies are key in decision making.
  • School to Employment Transitions
    For disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia.
  • Working collaboratively at the interface of disability and health services
    Assists health and disability practitioners to understand the issues related to working at the interface of their sectors, to support people with disability and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Disability Knowledge Clearing House

The CADR Disability Knowledge Clearing House exists to help us understand 'what works, for whom, under what circumstances, at what cost’. Here you will find a repository of links to a wide range of disability research and evaluation resources. CADR is constantly adding material to this site with the aim of building the most comprehensive collection of disability research and resources for the Australian context.

Categories include: 

  • Community and Civic Participation
  • Education
  • Economic Participation
  • Housing and Built Environment
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Safety and Security
  • Sector Development and Sustainability
  • Social Relationships
  • Transport and Communication

Research News

Lines of Inquiry is CADR's news service, keeping you up to date with a mix of new and interesting research, reports, articles and opportunities.