University of Sydney [Australia]
  • Professor of Intellectual Disability
C42 - Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney
NSW 2141 Australia

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Roger Stancliffe is Professor of Intellectual Disability at The University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences and leads the Disability Services stream at the University of Sydney's Centre for Disability Research and Policy. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Developmental Disability Studies (1997-2007) in Sydney, Australia, and a Research Associate at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA.

His research interests include choice, self-determination, community living, retirement and community participation, Active Support, physical activity, individual planning, deinstitutionalization, and cost effectiveness of services. He has published over 120 research articles and chapters.

His most recent book is Costs and Outcomes of Community Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities (2005). He was editor of the Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability from 2003 to 2008 and is a consulting editor to six international research journals on intellectual disability.

He is a regular presenter at national and international conferences on intellectual disability. He is a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID), and is the recipient of the 2011 AAIDD Research Award.

In 2010, with colleagues from the University of Minnesota, he was awarded the NARRTC (formerly National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers) Best Paper Award for the most outstanding research paper published in 2009 by researchers from the 38 RRTCs in universities across the United States.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)



Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education (GRC)

Collaborates with national education agencies, non-governmental organizations, and universities around the world in the systemic improvement of education programs, practices, and policies that…

National Core Indicators Field Initiated Projects Program: Advance Exploration of Factors Affecting Quality of Life Outcomes of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Uses the data sets from the National Core Indicators (NCI) Program with the expertise of the project team to advance disability and rehabilitation research and disseminate and translate results…

Active Support Interventions and Their Effect on Increased Participation of Persons With Disabilities [Archived]

Conducts a longitudinal, randomized control study to examine the impact of Active Support (AS) interventions in 20 group homes in Minnesota. AS is an organizational intervention that enables Direct…

National Core Indicators Multi-State Study of Service Outcomes and Their Predictors [Archived]

Analyzes data from 25 states and 4 sub-state regions on more than 12,000 randomly sampled individuals with developmental disabilities to examine lifestyles and service outcomes, and individual…

Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)

Conducts a wide range of research, training, and technical assistance and dissemination projects related to community supports under its center grant and related project funding. The RTC-CL is…
Project Web Site on Person-Centered Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Provides resources and information on leading-edge, person-centered supports for use by individuals with disabilities, families, advocates, government officials, and service providers, in a wide…


Policy Research Brief: Costs and Outcomes of Community Services for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A brief reviewing available research on the costs and outcomes of community service provision for people with intellectual disabilities (or "mental retardation") and developmental disabilities,…Published: May 2004

Factors associated with meeting physical activity guidelines by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Background: Many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have sedentary lifestyles.Aims: (a) compare adults with IDD with the general adult population on adherence to…Published: 12/20/2019

Characteristics of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder who use Residential Services and Supports Through Adult Developmental Disability Services in the United States

Background: Many children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) need services and support across their lifespans. Currently many residential and community living supports are delivered…Published: 2016

Promoting Relationships with Community Members: What are the Best Strategies?

A report summarizing the results of a project that compared two different methods of promoting greater social inclusion between individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities...

Published: August 2015

Correlates of Everyday Choice and Support-Related Choice for 8,892 Randomly Sampled Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in 19 States

This article examines everyday choices made by 8,892 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and support-related choices made by 6,179 adults with IDD receiving services from…Published: 12/1/2012

Social Inclusion and Community Participation of Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

As more individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities are physically included in community life, in schools, neighborhoods, jobs, recreation, and congregations, the challenge of going…Published: 2013-10-01

Employment in the Community for People with and without Autism: A Comparative Analysis

Employment in the community continues to be a major barrier for many people with disabilities in the United States. Analyzing the 2008–09 National Core Indicators Adult Consumer Survey, this study…Published: 2016-01-19


  • Community life
    • Aging and retirement