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The latest health and disability news in Australia

Tasmanian disability provider launches State’s first dog-assisted therapy program

Tags Therapies Posted 4 days ago

Tasmanian disability provider Kites Children’s Therapy has launched the State’s first dog-assisted therapy progra… Read more

Uber announces subsidised trips for people with accessibility needs in Victoria

Tags Accessibility Transport Posted 1 week ago

Victorians with disability and accessibility needs now have more subsidised transport options due to a partnership be… Read more

People with disability wanted for a focus group on futuristic vehicles

Tags Accessibility Transport Research Posted 1 week ago

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) and La Trobe University are calling for expressions of i… Read more

Survey seeks to understand COVID-19 impact on blind and low vision Australians

Tags Conditions Research Posted 1 week ago

New research is underway to help better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Australia’s blind and low… Read more

Aussie band has big plans for 2021 thanks to NDIS support

Tags NDIS User Stories Education Posted 1 week ago

After a successful 2020, Australian band The KingStones, who are all National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) part… Read more

Disability care staff and residents among first to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Tags Government Posted 2 weeks ago

The Pfizer vaccine and AstraZeneca vaccine will be delivered to the population over a five-phase priority system that… Read more

Report shows rapid but not equal growth in Specialist Disability Accommodation in Australia

Tags NDIS Accommodation Posted 2 weeks ago

The growth of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in Australia is promising but still behind demand, according … Read more

Breaking down workforce barriers for people with a disability and mental illness

Tags Mental Health Employment Government Posted 3 weeks ago

The Federal Government has announced an additional $45.7 million investment to extend two programs dedicated to helpi… Read more

Summer holiday activities for kids with disability

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 1 month ago

With summer school holidays comes new routines and less structure for children with disability. Whether you're lookin… Read more

The staff at Talking Disability wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted 1 month ago

It’s been a difficult year for everyone this year, and like so many businesses, DPS, the company behind Talking Dis… Read more

2020: Our Year in Review

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago

2020 has been a year of change and uncertainty across Australia and the globe, especially for the disability industry… Read more

Committee launches inquiry into NDIS independent assessments

Tags NDIS Posted 1 month ago

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has announced it will conduct an inqu… Read more

Disability podcasts, books and Netflix shows to binge these summer holidays

Tags Conditions Autism Posted 1 month ago

Looking for something new to watch, listen to or read these holidays? We’ve rounded up some books, podcasts,… Read more

Eight sensory Christmas crafts for kids

Tags Conditions Therapies Autism Posted 1 month ago

Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates a child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight an… Read more

Joint paper calls for end to segregation of people with disability in Australia

Tags Accessibility Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago

Disability rights and advocacy organisations are calling upon the Disability Royal Commission to fully investigate th… Read more

NDIS yet to solve disability accommodation shortage for Victorians

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 1 month ago

For many Victorians with disability, the right to choose where they live and who they live with is so constrained tha… Read more

New resources to support best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Advice Research Posted 1 month ago

Clinicians and the broader autism community can now access a suite of resources to help them understand and learn mor… Read more

New look, same heart for VisAbility

Tags Noticeboard Posted 1 month ago

Western Australian disability service provider VisAbility has unveiled a new look and website bringing the organisati… Read more

New disability strategy to increase Australian Public Service employment opportunities

Tags Employment Government Posted 1 month ago

The Government has released a new Australian Public Service (APS) employment strategy with an aim to create more job … Read more

Partnership expands mental health support to future Paralympians

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 1 month ago

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Paralympics Australia have announced a significant partnership to support… Read more