Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities’s (RAPIDD’s) purpose is to disseminate research, encourage its translation and relevance to practice and policy, and generate informed debate on contemporary issues that matter to the quality of life of people with intellectual disability and their families. Its focus is the practices and structural adjustments necessary to enable mainstream services and communities to be inclusive and respond appropriately to people with intellectual disabilities.
RAPIDD establishes a means of constructive dialogue between the different perspectives of managers, practitioners, academics, families, people with intellectual disability, advocates, funders and policy makers. It provides a space to consider interfaces and respective roles of communities, families and service systems, both disability and mainstream. The content is characterised by the quality, rigour and clarity inherent in a peer reviewed publication and is relevant and accessible to its intended audience of people with disabilities, families, service providers, academics and policy makers. The contents of RAPIDD are a combination of papers commissioned by editors and those submitted through an open process by anyone with an interest in the field.
All papers are peer reviewed before publication and will not exceed 4000 words.
- Editor: Christine Bigby, LaTrobe University
- Associate Editor: Chris Fyffe, LaTrobe University