Having a child with a disability can place significant stress on families. It may negatively affect a family’s working, social and home life as well as their financial security (Dowling and Dolan, 2001: 21).
The overall objective of this project is to develop high quality, internationally-recognised research in policy and planning for sustainable regions, in collaboration with other research institutions that have demonstrated expertise and research capability in this area.
This project was a formative evaluation of a new assessment instrument designed to help practitioners who work with children and families (such as teachers, GPs, school counsellors etc.) identify and respond early to the needs of vulnerable children and families.
This project contributes to the evaluation of the Community Justice Program (CJP) conducted by NSW Treasury. The CJP has been operating since 2007 and provides accommodation and other support services for those offenders released from prison who have an intellectual disability.