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Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Learnings and improvements needed to better support people with intellectual disability during COVID-19

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Research Posted 23 hours ago by Rebecca St Clair

People with intellectual disability have faced unique challenges during the outbreak of COVID-19 and need to continue… Read more

World MS day highlights importance of connections - especially during COVID-19

Tags Conditions User Stories Accessibility Posted 2 days ago by Rebecca St Clair

World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day, held over the weekend on 30 May, spotlighted the importance of connections for … Read more

Disability Royal Commission turns its eyes to the impact of restrictive practices

Tags User Stories Accessibility Mental Health Posted 4 days ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is once more seeking in… Read more

Push for inclusion and kindness for blind and vision-impaired during COVID-19

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 6 days ago by Rebecca St Clair

COVID-19 has created a push for kindness online, and a new project has been launched by Blind Citizens Australia (BCA… Read more

Not being heard creates more vulnerability in the already vulnerable

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 1 week ago by Rebecca St Clair

In the aftermath of Ann Marie Smith’s death, there are concerns about the vulnerability of people with disability w… Read more

New initiative to support people with intellectual disability in the criminal justice system

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Education Accessibility Posted 1 week ago by Rebecca St Clair

RMIT University’s Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) has created a new online resource designed to help people wit… Read more

Young people with disability twice as likely to have experienced bullying

Tags Education Accessibility Mental Health Research Posted 1 week ago by Rebecca St Clair

Young people with disability are twice as likely to be bullied and are more negative about their future, according to… Read more

Only one in five disability workers has positive NDIS experience

Tags NDIS Employment Posted 1 week ago by Rebecca St Clair

A survey conducted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) of nearly 2,300 disability workers has flagged high le… Read more

NDIS supported living arrangements need urgent overhaul

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 2 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

Urgent changes need to be made to help support National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants to live indep… Read more

COVID-19 recovery can’t leave people with disability behind

Tags Accessibility Posted 2 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

As restrictions for COVID-19 are gradually lifted across Australia, people with a disability are at risk of being lef… Read more

National Volunteer Week: from volunteering to creating a national charity

Tags User Stories Autism Education Accessibility Posted 2 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

National Volunteer Week (18 May –24 May) celebrates volunteers both big and small for their contributions to the c… Read more

Disability Royal Commission turns focus to employment barriers

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 2 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability wants to know why peopl… Read more

Federal Court decision allows NDIS funding of sex workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 3 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Court has ruled in favour of a woman living with multiple sclerosis who wanted to fund sex work services … Read more

The importance of record keeping and information management for NDIS providers

Tags NDIS Advice Industry Posted 3 weeks ago

OPINION - Records are an important part of making sure information is available when it is needed but it is often ove… Read more

Advocacy boost for Victorians with disability during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

With a $2.2 million funding boost to disability advocacy services, the Victorian Government is leading the charge to … Read more

First Nations artist depicts story of Disability Royal Commission

Posted 4 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

Wiradjuri Elder and artist Paul Constable Calcott, also known as Uncle Paul, has created a stunning new artwork depic… Read more

Royal Commission asks for submissions about disability rights and attitudes

Tags Accessibility Posted 4 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is calling for submissi… Read more

COVID-19 helpline now available for people with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 4 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

People with disability are now able to access a dedicated Disability Information Helpline to access important informa… Read more

Warning of scams targeting people with disability during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Advice Posted 4 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is warning people with disability about  Read more

Report shows COVID-19 increases the risk to disability workers

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

A survey of more than 2,300 disability support workers by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney has reveal… Read more