Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Authors with disability release new inspiring short stories

Tags Education Posted 19 hours ago by Liz Alderslade

A special inspirational eBook has been released by disability provider, Achieve Australia, featuring seven different … Read more

Disability advocates call for urgent review of Disability Support Pension

Tags Finance Posted 1 day ago by Liz Alderslade

A new report released has found people with disability spend $107 a week more on their basic living costs than Austra… Read more

Disability Royal Commission commences!

Tags User Stories Posted 3 days ago by Nicole Pope

The first public hearing of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabi… Read more

People with disability share their stories at Aged Care Royal Commission

Tags NDIS User Stories Posted 1 week ago by Nicole Pope

A National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant has shared his story at the Royal Commission into Aged Care… Read more

Study seeks to understand the health of Australians receiving Government support

Tags Conditions Finance Mental Health Employment Posted 1 week ago by Nicole Pope

A newly released study will help understand the health of the more than 1.4 million Australians receiving Newstart Al… Read more

Royal Commission hearings shed light on experiences of young people with disability in aged care

Tags Education Posted 1 week ago by Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has commenced its most recent hearings, turning attention to t… Read more

Time to STEP up for cerebral palsy

Tags Conditions Education Posted 1 week ago by Nicole Pope

Australians will hit their local parks, trails and sidewalks this month to raise much-needed funds to support their f… Read more

Research into chronic musculoskeletal pain receives funding

Tags Conditions Research Posted 2 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

The University of South Australia (UniSA) has received funding to research one of the world’s most leading causes o… Read more

Fearless Australians with disability hit the big screen

Tags Conditions User Stories Education Accessibility Employment Accommodation Posted 2 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

Television series, Fearless Films, is returning for a second season, turning its focus to smashing stereotyp… Read more

World Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day promotes living a full life

Tags Conditions Education Posted 2 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

Today is World Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, providing an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the experiences of … Read more

Report shares experiences of Australians with disability

Tags Education Mental Health Employment Accommodation Research Posted 2 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

The first comprehensive report of its kind by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has shared the di… Read more

New podcast to raise awareness and improve the lives of people with autism

Tags Autism Education Posted 2 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

A unique podcast, launching tomorrow, will help people with autism understand their diagnosis, as well as raise aware… Read more

September raises awareness for Therapy Dogs

Tags Education Posted 2 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

This month is Therapy Dog Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to raise awareness for these special canines and … Read more

New test to detect cognitive changes early in people with MS

Tags Education Accessibility Research Posted 3 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

A simple, quick test could be the answer to the early detection of thinking and memory changes in people living with … Read more

New initiative unlocks accessible games industry

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

A new initiative has hit ‘play’ in helping the Australian and New Zealand games industry become more accessible. Read more

New CEO welcomed to Achieve Australia

Tags Employment Posted 3 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

Disability support provider, Achieve Australia, has welcomed Jo-Anne Hewitt as their newly appointed Chief Executive … Read more

New stock images represent Australia’s disability community

Posted 3 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

A new collaboration with Getty Images will bring to life stock imagery that represents Australians with disability. Read more

Program fosters inclusive education for children with neurodevelopmental disorders

Tags Autism Education Posted 3 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

A new program will help support the inclusive education of students with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism… Read more

Program helps teenage girls with autism become internet savvy

Tags Autism Education Posted 3 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

A new popular program, and the only one of its kind, is helping teenage girls on the autism spectrum stay safe online… Read more

Speech Pathology Week shines light on ‘hidden’ disability

Tags Education Employment Posted 4 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

A spotlight will be shown on the ‘hidden’ disability affecting 1.2 million Australians during Speech Pathology We… Read more