Relevant articles by the team

People with intellectual disability can be parents and caregivers too – but the NDIS doesn’t support them

Wedgwood, Collings, S., Spencer, M., & Hindmarsh, G. (2021). Mother of a problem! Are the Needs of Mothers with Intellectual Disability Being Addressed in the NDIS Era? Journal of Social Inclusion12(2), 67–. Available for download at:

Collings, S., Spencer, M., Dew, A., & Dowse, L. (2018). “She was there if I needed to talk or to try and get my point across”: Specialist advocacy for parents with intellectual disability in the Australian child protection system. Australian Journal of Human Rights. 24(2), 162-181. Available for download at

Llewellyn, G., & Hindmarsh, G. (2015). Parents with Intellectual Disability in a Population Context. Current developmental disorders reports, 2(2), 119-126. Available for download at: