This report is the proceedings of a special one day conference organised by the Social Welfare Research Centre and held in Sydney on September 23, 1988. The overall theme of the conference. 'Support and Services for People with Disabilities' is important, both in terms of current policy debates in Australia, as well as in relation to the proposed future research agenda of the Social Welfare Research Centre. ‘Welcome’ by Peter Saunders. ‘Trends in Disability Services in New South Wales’ by David Richmond. ‘The Transition of People With Developmental Disabilities to Community Care’ by Sara Graham. ‘Deinstitutionalisation of People with Developmental Disabilities: A New South Wales Evaluation’ by Helen Molony. ‘Families and Community Care’ by Garth Nowland-Foreman. ‘Short and Long Term Perspectives in Policy Development’ by Anna Howe. ‘Overview’ by Jane Woodruff.