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Book Chapters

Kramer J; Meltzer A; Strohm K, 2021, 'Social support when a sibling has a disability', in Brothers and Sisters Sibling Relationships Across the Life Course, Springer Nature, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55985-4_15

Purcal C; Fisher KR; Meltzer A, 2016, 'Social insurance for individualised disability support - implementing the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)', in Fenger M; Hudson J; Needham C (ed.), Social Policy Review 28, Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 173 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.46692/9781447331803.012

Purcal C; Fisher KR; Meltzer A, 2016, 'Social insurance for individualized disability support: implementing the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)', in Social Policy Review 28, Policy Press, pp. 173 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.51952/9781447331803.ch009

Purcal C; Fisher KR; Meltzer A, 2016, 'Social insurance for individualized disability support: implementing the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)', in Social Policy Review 28, Policy Press, pp. 173 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.56687/9781447331803-010

Journal articles

Meltzer A; Loosemore M; Barraket J; Keast R; Powell A; Muir K; Denny‐Smith G, 2024, 'The role of social procurement policies and cross‐sector partnerships in addressing youth unemployment: A construction industry case study from Australia', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12635

Woolcott G; Loosemore M; Keast R; Meltzer A; Alkilani S, 2024, 'Transitioning young people into employment in the Australian construction industry: the trust-building role of project-based intermediaries', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ecam-04-2023-0421

Malbon E; Meltzer A; Carey G, 2023, 'Comment on 'The NDIS at ten years: designing an equitable scheme for the next decade'', Medical Journal of Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.52172

Jiang Z; Meltzer A; Zhang X, 2023, 'Using virtual reality to implement disability studies’ advocacy principles: uncovering the perspectives of people with disability', Disability & Society, ahead-of-print, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2022.2150601

Meltzer A; Ramia I; Moffatt J; Powell A, 2022, 'Creating relationship-based practice in youth employment services—Converting policy intentions to practical program design', Social Policy and Administration, 56, pp. 1074 - 1089, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12840

Seivwright A; Kaleveld L; Meltzer A; Atkins M; Varadharajan M; Campbell P; Callis Z; Wilson E, 2022, 'Adaptation among aged care and disability service providers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons for the future', Frontiers in Health Services, 2, pp. 1037256, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frhs.2022.1037256

Meltzer A; Dickinson H; Malbon E; Carey G, 2021, 'Why is lived experience important for market stewardship? A proposed framework for why and how lived experience should be included in stewarding disability markets', Evidence and Policy, 17, pp. 335 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426421x16142714946996

Meltzer A; Muir K, 2021, 'An ecological and systems thinking approach for support to siblings with and without disabilities', Social Theory and Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41285-020-00158-6

Meltzer A, 2021, 'The operation of the social support sector serving siblings of people with disabilities: A cross-country analysis', Social Policy and Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12775

Meltzer A, 2021, 'What is ‘sibling support’? Defining the social support sector serving siblings of people with disability', Social Science & Medicine, pp. 114466 - 114466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114466

Boaden N; Purcal C; Fisher K; Meltzer A, 2020, 'Transition Experience of Families with Young Children in the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)', Australian Social Work, 74, pp. 294 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2020.1832549

Meltzer A; Dowse L; Smith L; Dew A, 2020, 'A framework for interconnected benefits of peer support for family members of people with disability', Australian Journal of Social Issues, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.130

Meltzer A, 2020, 'Public health crises and the need for accessible information', Medical Journal of Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50827

Meltzer A; Saunders I, 2020, 'Cultivating supportive communities for young people – Mentor pathways into and following a youth mentoring program', Children and Youth Services Review, 110, pp. 104815, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104815

Dew A; Collings S; Dowse L; Meltzer A; Smith L, 2019, '‘I don’t feel like I’m in this on my own’: Peer support for mothers of children with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour', Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 23, pp. 344 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744629519843012

Malbon E; Carey G; Meltzer A, 2019, 'Personalisation schemes in social care: Are they growing social and health inequalities?', BMC Public Health, 19, pp. 805, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7168-4

Meltzer A; Robinson S; Fisher K, 2019, 'Barriers to finding and maintaining employment for people with intellectual disability in Australia', Social Policy and Administration, 54, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12523

Meltzer A; Davy L, 2019, 'Opportunities to enhance relational wellbeing through the National Disability Insurance Scheme: Implications from research on relationships and a content analysis of NDIS documentation', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12373

Meltzer A; Powell A; Saunders I, 2019, 'Pathways to educational engagement: an exploratory study of outcomes from an Australian school-based youth mentoring program', Journal of Youth Studies, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2019.1634800

Purcal C; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Meltzer A; Bevan N, 2018, 'Co-production in peer support group research with disabled people', Area, 51, pp. 405 - 414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/area.12441

Meltzer A, 2018, 'Embodying and enacting disability as siblings: Experiencing disability in relationships between young adult siblings with and without disabilities', Disability and Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2018.1481016

Meltzer A; Kayess R; Bates S, 2018, 'Perspectives of people with intellectual disability about open, sheltered and social enterprise employment: Implications for expanding employment choice through social enterprises', Social Enterprise Journal, 14, pp. 225 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SEJ-06-2017-0034

Meltzer A, 2017, 'Comparative life experiences: Young adult siblings with and without disabilities’ different understandings of their respective life experiences during young adulthood', Families, Relationships and Societies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/096278917X15015139344438

Meltzer A, 2017, '‘I couldn’t just entirely be her sister’: The relational and social policy implications of care between young adult siblings with and without disabilities', Journal of Youth Studies, 20, pp. 1013 - 1027, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2017.1287889

Meltzer A; Kramer J, 2016, 'Siblinghood through disability studies perspectives: Diversifying discourse and knowledge about siblings with and without disabilities', Disability & Society, 31, pp. 17 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2015.1127212

Meltzer A; Muir K; Craig L, 2016, 'Being trusted: The perspectives of trusted adults about engaging with young people', Children and Youth Services Review, 63, pp. 58 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.02.010

Meltzer A; Muir K; Craig L, 2016, 'The role of trusted adults in young people's social and economic lives', Youth and Society, 50, pp. 575 - 592, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0044118X16637610

Conference Presentations

Meltzer A, 2023, 'What is sibling support and why does supporting its service provider organisations matter?', presented at 2nd Sibling Studies Colloquium, Online, 05 December 2023 - 06 December 2023

Meltzer A, 2022, 'How to change the system for siblings – and why this is important for the Special Olympics', presented at Family and Sibling Workshop, Special Olympics Asia Pacific, 21 May 2022

Meltzer A; Peterkins I; Misha P; Chui C; Strohm K; Ries H; Kassa C; Arnold K, 2021, 'Sibling support in international context: Panel', presented at Sibling Leadership Network Conference, 25 June 2021

Ramia I; Meltzer A; Bourke B, 2020, 'Social impact assessment in times of crisis', presented at Impact2020 Online Conference, 02 June 2020 - 02 June 2020

Dowse L; Meltzer A; Dew A; Smith L, 2018, 'A framework for explaining the purposes and benefits of peer support – insights from people with disability and family members', presented at Australian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 14 November 2018 - 15 November 2018

Meltzer A, 2017, 'Supporting the relationships between people with disabilities and their siblings: An approach of importance for the health and wellbeing of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities', presented at American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Conference, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, 26 June 2017 - 29 June 2017

Meltzer A, 2017, 'Reflections and research on what it means and what it takes to support the sibling relationship', presented at Sibling Leadership Network National Conference, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, 24 June 2017 - 25 June 2017

Meltzer A; Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2017, 'Research findings about the ECI sector’s transition to the NDIS: Insights from two projects', presented at Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT 27th State Conference, Sydney, Australia, 25 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

Meltzer A; Heywood L; Fisher KR; O'Tarpey M, 2016, 'Research findings from the early intervention review in the Nepean Blue Mountains/Hunter trial sites', presented at Early Childhood Intervention Australia National Conference, Melbourne, 07 September 2016 - 10 September 2016

Meltzer A, 2016, 'Siblings, disability and care: The enactment of care between young adult siblings with and without disabilities and the relational implications of social policy discourses', presented at Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 06 July 2016 - 08 July 2016

Meltzer A, 2015, 'Siblings, families and disability: Thinking about what siblings and families need', presented at Adult Sibling Forum for the Vietnamese Community, Sydney, 07 December 2015 - 07 December 2015

Meltzer A, 2014, 'Care, disability and everyday life: Navigating the power relations of care between young adult siblings with and without disabilities', presented at Invited presentation for the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN), UNSW Australia, 18 August 2014 - 18 August 2014

Kramer J; Meltzer A, 2014, 'In need of thicker theory: Siblinghood through the perspective of disability studies', presented at Society for Disability Studies Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 11 June 2014 - 14 June 2014

Meltzer A; Fisher KR, 2013, 'Inclusive research with people with younger onset dementia', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 16 September 2013 - 18 September 2013

Muir K; Craig L; Meltzer A, 2013, 'Trusted adults outside the home: The role of significant adults in supporting young people as they move from adolescence to adulthood', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 16 September 2013 - 18 September 2013

Meltzer A, 2013, 'Living disability relationally', presented at Society for Disability Studies Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 26 June 2013 - 29 June 2013

Meltzer A, 2013, 'Researching disability studies and siblings together: Offerings and possibilities', presented at Research Colloquium at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development, Chicago, USA, 18 June 2013 - 18 June 2013

Meltzer A, 2013, 'Disability studies and siblings: What do they offer each other?', presented at Nordic Network on Disability Research, 12th Research Conference, Naantali, Turku, Finland, 30 May 2013 - 31 May 2013

Reports

Meltzer A; Barnes E; Wehbe A, 2024, Better acknowledging and resourcing the information accessibility sector in Australia: Final report, https://assets.csi.edu.au/assets/research/Info_access_sector_full_report_final-Accessible-PDF.pdf


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