intellectual disability

downs_couple_shutterstock.jpg

Australians with a disability are dying from avoidable deaths at twice the rate of the general population, and many deaths are attributed to the wrong cause.

down_syndrome_couple.jpg

The deaths of more than 700 Australian adults with an intellectual disability could have been avoided with more appropriate health care and monitoring, a UNSW study has revealed.

minister_goward_and_professor_trollor_2.jpg

Mental health treatment for the 135,000 people in New South Wales living with an intellectual disability is set to improve, thanks to a world-first manual to guide mental health professionals.

hands over face

Australia imprisons thousands of Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities each year – and a widespread lack of understanding and action underpins this shameful breach of human rights, write Eileen Baldry, Elizabeth McEntyre and Ruth McCausland.

13 Intellectual disability 1

A new resource is being launched to tackle mental health problems among people with an intellectual disability and to improve the system that is currently failing them.

Screen Shot 2013 11 20 at 10.31.17 AM 1

The decision to close Stockton has not been made on humanitarian grounds, nor on the basis of civil rights remediation, writes Bruce Chenoweth. 

Julian Trollor inside

A leading researcher has been appointed to a new Chair at UNSW to drive efforts at improving support for some of the most vulnerable people in society.