Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of boxes
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Highlights 
  • Sections 1-3 
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Purpose of the report
      • 1.2 Structure of the report
      • 1.3 Historical context
    • 2 Concepts and definitions
      • 2.1 Children
      • 2.2 Disability
      • 2.3 Information sources
    • 3 The prevalence of disability in children
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Prevalence of childhood disability in Australia
      • 3.3 Prevalence of disability groups
      • 3.4 Some significant diseases and health conditions associated with disability
      • 3.5 Characteristics of children with disabilities
      • 3.6 Trends in childhood disability
  • Sections 4-6 
    • 4 Families and carers
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Characteristics of families of children with disabilities
      • 4.3 Family effects of childhood disability
      • 4.4 Characteristics of carers of children with disabilities
    • 5 Services, assistance and other care arrangements
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Income support
      • 5.3 Disability support services
      • 5.4 Relevant generic services
      • 5.5 Alternative care arrangements for children with disabilities
    • 6 Data sources, data gaps and future directions
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Data sources
      • 6.3 Data gaps and future directions
      • 6.4 Future directions
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1
    • Appendix 2
    • References