The focus of this group, led by Associate Professor Jane McGillivray, is on the impact of disability, chronic disease and aging on mental health, wellbeing and quality of life in a diverse range of people with cognitive, physical and sensory impairments. We aim to;
inform and influence policy and service initiatives
improve social inclusion of people with disabilities, while
promoting their wellbeing through clinical, behavioural and educational supports, as well as new
developments in information technology.
The drug and alcohol needs of prisoners with intellectual disabilities - Jane McGillivray
Depression, anxiety and stress in adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders: A trial and evaluation of an assessment and treatment program - Jane McGillivray & David Hamilton
Evaluation of the Pathways Program for offenders with disability - Lesley Hardcastle, Keith McVilly, & Jane McGillivray
Building the evidence in chronic disease management: IDEAS Evaluation Study - Jane Speight, Chris Gilfillan, Jessica Browne, & Christel Hendrickx
Emotional health in young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders; It is widely acknowledged that individuals with Autism are particularly vulnerable to experiencing co-occurring anxiety and mood disorders, with rates higher than in typically developing individuals. Adolescents and young adults may be at particular risk due to an awareness of their social difficulties and differences.
Why is there a delay in diagnosing girls with Autism? Recent work by Associate Professor Alex Head with Associate Professors Mark Stokes and Jane McGillivray has found that young women with autism are frequently not diagnosed until relatively later in life.
National Blueprint for Disability Services; The Western Australia Minister for Mental Health & Disability Services, the Hon Helen Morton MP, has recently launched a report by Associate Professor Keith McVilly documenting the impact, effectiveness, & future application of Positive Behaviour Teams (PBTs) in the provision of disability support services in Western Australia.