Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

New resource to boost financial independence

Tags Finance Education Posted 1 day ago by Nicole Pope

People with living intellectual disability can learn how to manage their own finances and make monetary decisions wit… Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Week highlights invisible disabilities

Tags Conditions Education Posted 2 days ago by Nicole Pope

This week is Brain Injury Awareness Week and heralds an opportunity to raise awareness for the 700,000 Australians wh… Read more

National study tells story of those living with MS

Tags Conditions Research Posted 3 days ago by Nicole Pope

A new national study has helped paint the picture of life with multiple sclerosis (MS), including the supports, servi… Read more

Research hub to develop ‘smart home’ technology for disability

Tags Accessibility Accommodation Posted 3 days ago by Nicole Pope

A new research hub will be established in Victoria to develop personalised ‘smart home’ technology for people wit… Read more

Retina scan detects autism in children earlier

Tags Autism Posted 6 days ago by Nicole Pope

Thirteen years in the making, new eye scan technology has the potential to detect a biomarker for autism much earlier… Read more

Online resource expands to support life transitions and events

Tags Education Mental Health Posted 1 week ago by Nicole Pope

An online resource helping health professionals and carers to better understand and support the mental health and wel… Read more

Vision Australia helps jobseekers dress to impress

Tags Education Posted 1 week ago by Nicole Pope

People who are blind or have low vision will feel more confident fronting up to a job interview thanks to a new initi… Read more

MS Readathon returns for 41st year

Tags Conditions Posted 1 week ago by Nicole Pope

Children will lose themselves in the magic of literature this month during the annual 41st MS Readathon. Read more

NDIS under inquiry microscope

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 1 week ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be placed under the microscope during three new inquiries into p… Read more

Australian researchers involved in record international study of epilepsy genes

Tags Conditions Research Posted 2 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

Australian researchers and patients have been involved in an international study looking at the genetic sequences of … Read more

People with Disability Australia welcomes new CEO

Tags Employment Posted 2 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

National disability peak body, People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has appointed its new Chief Executive Officer… Read more

SA children with autism to access extra educational support from Term 4

Tags Autism Education Posted 2 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

More South Australian children with autism will be able to access extra educational support under new changes by the … Read more

Report shows Australia still falls short on disability rights

Tags Education Research Posted 2 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

A new report has highlighted the discrimination and hardship people with disability face, with over 60 percent of sur… Read more

Picture cards help young adults with autism set goals

Tags Autism Education Posted 2 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

Picture cards developed by young people with autism will assist other young adults and teenagers on the spectrum in i… Read more

Submissions open for Disability Royal Commission

Posted 3 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has officially opened i… Read more

New programs to upskill the Western Australian disability and aged care workforce

Tags Education Employment Posted 3 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

The Western Australian Government has announced two new programs to help upskill the disability and aged care workfo… Read more

Hireup welcomes its first Chief Operating Officer

Tags Employment Posted 3 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

Disability service organisation, Hireup, has welcomed a new staff member with global experience and a background in t… Read more

New project promotes accessible health resources for people with intellectual disability

Tags Education Accessibility Research Posted 3 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

A research project is aiming to promote accessible health information for people with intellectual disability by anal… Read more

Pooches and their people pound the pavement for PAWGUST

Posted 3 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

Thousands of Australians will pound the pavement with their pooches this month to help raise much-needed funds for th… Read more

New campaign set to break down employment barriers

Tags Education Accessibility Mental Health Employment Posted 4 weeks ago by Nicole Pope

A new campaign launched by the Dylan Alcott Foundation is set to break down the barriers people with disability face … Read more