Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (RAPIDD) is a journal of the Australasian Society for Intellectual and Developmental Disability published by Taylor and Francis twice a year. Its primary aim is to draw out the implications of research for practice and policy. The journal also aims to generate informed debate on contemporary issues that matter to lives of people with intellectual disability and their families. The focus is not only new empirical research, but also ideas and commentary about existing studies, the literature, policy and practice. Everything we publish aims to inform thinking about the design and delivery of specialist support and mainstream services that facilitates social inclusion and enhances quality of life of people with intellectual disability.

The Australasian context and people with intellectual and developmental disability are the core focus. However, comparative perspectives that explore similarities and differences with other countries or other groups of people with disability are also of interest. Such comparison helps to draw out both the unique and common issues that confront people with intellectual disability and Australasian practitioners.

The journal aims to create a constructive dialogue between the sometimes differing perspectives of managers, practitioners, academics, families, people with intellectual disability, advocates, funders and policy makers. It will provide space to consider the interface and respective roles of communities, families and service systems, both disability and mainstream.

To sign up for RAPIDD new content alerts, submit articles and to view previous issues go to RAPIDD home page on our publisher’s website

This journal is available to individual ASID members.

Citation metrics

  • 1.8 (2020) CiteScore
  • 0.464 (2020) SNIP
  • 0.268 (2020) SJR