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HREOC provides information about human rights for Australians with disabilities, and about the Disability Discrimination Act.

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Disability Action Inc: is an advocacy and disability rights supporting organisation for people with any kind of disabilities in South Australia.

Disability Information and Communication Exchange
DICE is the official website for the National Council on Intellectual Disability.

Siblings Australia Inc. aims to foster the interests of siblings of children with special needs. It achieves this by increasing the awareness of parents, siblings and service providers regarding siblings' concerns and by increasing support for service providers and families to help siblings. Siblings Australia was originally established in 1999, as the Sibling Project, within the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, in Adelaide. Its primary aim was to develop and coordinate services for families, and in particular, brothers and sisters of children with special needs (disability or chronic illness). The site has a special area, Teens helping teens. See their website for more details.

Working With Indigenous People With Disability
This website provides practical resources for allied health professionals and carers working with Indigenous peoples with disabilities living in remote areas of Australia. Sponsored by the the Centre for Remote Health, which is based in Alice Springs, Central Australia, the site is maintained by a group of allied health professionals and carers who are directly involved in providing services to Indigenous peoples in different States and Territories of Australia.

The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) provides up-to-date and comprehensive information about inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies, accommodations and support services for people with disabilities in post secondary education and training. See their website.

Youth Studies Australia back issues and articles

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Disabilities and youth

WAM: Willing and Able Mentoring Program, by Kevin Murfitt
v.21 n.1, 2002, p.52.

Sibling Project, by Kate Strohm
(provision of services for siblings of children with disabilities or chronic illness)
v.20, n.4, 2001, pp.48-52.

Perspectives on a journey to independent living, by C. Ringma, S. Jeanneret and C. Brown.
v.12, n.1, 1993, pp.51-57.

Shelter in crisis: Providing emergency accommodation services for young people with intellectual disabilities, by R. Underwood, R. Jackson and M. Lee.
v.12, n.1, 1993, pp.48-50.

Disabling or enabling: The rhetoric and practice of integration, by R. Slee and S. Cook.
v.12, n.1, 1993, pp.35-39.

Friendships and feelings: Young women with disabilities talk about their personal lives, by J. Bramley, C. van Kraayenoord and J. Elkins.
v.12, n.1, 1993, pp.28-34.

Finding a way in: Researching the experiences of young deaf people, by F. Prosser.
v.12, n.1, 1993, pp.21-27.

Living with Tourettes: It's just a part of me, by S. Rogers.
v.12, n.1, 1993, pp.14-20.

Disabilities legislation in the US: A brief note on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), by E. Clark.
v.12, n.1, 1993, pp.2-3.

Marginalised young people and the power of decision making, by C. Brown.
v.10, n.4, 1991, pp.41-46.