Enriching the lives of people with a disability with research

Scope research honours the voice of people with a disability and their families

Scope has been active in research for more than 30 years. We conduct and support projects that aim to improve the lives of people with a disability, their families and carers.

We do this by supporting and improving practice through the translation of evidence into practice, advocacy, and using research to inform and influence Government policy.

Each research project we are involved in aims to improve the ways in which people with disability are supported to lead empowered and enriched lives.

Scope research honours the voice of people with a disability and their families. Wherever possible, we engage with people with a disability to ensure our research is directed by them and inclusive of them.

Scope’s research priorities are identified in the 2013-2015 Research Plan. This plan outlines our emphasis on researching outcomes associated with service provision, inclusion of people with disability in the community, and health and well-being.

The research program is strongly connected to Scope’s practice as an organisation – this means it informs, and is informed by, service provision. Scope is involved in research in various ways including conducting its own research, collaborating with others and supporting the research of others.

Latest from our blog

18 Apr 2019

Making Easter egg hunts accessible for all

Every Easter we look forward to the egg hunt and the fun that comes with it. So let’s make it even more exciting and accessible for all.

18 Apr 2019

How important is fitness for your child?

Scope talks to Andrea Cummins about a unique fitness program Gekko, developed for children with a disability, focussed on improving muscle tone, hand-eye coordination, and core strength.

16 Apr 2019

Meet Sarah Sullivan, an avid Para Ice Hockey player

Para-Ice Hockey is so much more than an adrenaline-filled sport – for some players, it is a way of life. Meet Sarah Sullivan, an avid Para Ice Hockey player.

4 Apr 2019

Not just parenting – building a family unit

Sibling relationships can be difficult to manage for any family; however there are extra challenges when one of your child has disability. Despite the challenges, there is siblings often share special connection, which can play a big part in each other’s development.