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Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

New documentary shares stories of fatherhood and autism

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A new film by Autism Awareness Australia will share the honest and humorous stories of twelve Australian fathers as t… Read more

World Cerebral Palsy Day encourages people to take action

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

People living with cerebral palsy (CP) are often ‘invisible' in the community, but this World Cerebral Palsy Day or… Read more

NDIS reaches 200,000 milestone

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Scheme celebrated a major milestone last week after welcoming its 200,000th partici… Read more

New awards seeks to acknowledge valued work of disabled people

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

An event to acknowledge the valuable work both individuals and organisations do within the disability sector has been… Read more

Australians urged to ‘get their ribbons on’ for Amputee Awareness Week

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The Australian public has been urged to don a green ribbon in support of Australian amputees and people with limb los… Read more

October focuses on Down syndrome awareness

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

This year’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month, held throughout October aims to educate the community and share the stor… Read more

Grant enables autistic community to join the conversation

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

Autism West has received a Lotterywest grant to help subsidise tickets for their annual symposium, aimed at bringing … Read more

Technology improves independence for people with disability

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Technology has yet again proved its value within the disability sector with the introduction of both a new navigation… Read more

Awareness week celebrates the deaf community

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

This Sunday marks the first International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL), celebrated as part of International Week of D… Read more

Partnership offers increasing employment opportunities for people with disability

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

A Western Australian energy provider has partnered with National Disability Services’ (NDS) BuyAbility program to p… Read more

Speech pathologists commend books in helping development

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A number of books aimed to assist children in their communication and literacy development have been shortlisted for … Read more

Disabled Wintersport Australia celebrates 40 years!

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

There are two causes for celebration within the field of disability winter sports, with a special anniversary being c… Read more

Aged care Royal Commission re-ignites hope for inquiry into disability sector

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The call for a Royal Commission into the aged care sector has been met with mixed emotions, as the inquiry takes aim … Read more

New radio program to break down disability stigma

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

A new disability radio program in Adelaide is aiming to eliminate ableism and change how society thinks, approaches a… Read more

Screening tool to help nurses diagnose autism earlier

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Thirteen years of intensive research and evaluation has paid off for the team at La Trobe University’s Olga Tenniso… Read more

Disability conference grant recipients announced

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

People with disability will now have a greater opportunity to attend national disability conferences thanks to a new … Read more

Melbourne welcomes inclusive and accessible Fringe event

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The city of Melbourne is set to become even more lively, accessible and inclusive, with this year's Melbourne Fringe … Read more

New app to break down accessibility barriers

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

A new app is providing people with disability insight into the accessibility of a venue at the touch of a button. Read more

Disability Action Week to promote equal opportunity for all Queenslanders

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

Disability Action Week will run from 9 to 15 September this year with a focus on empowering people with disability an… Read more

Victorian venues open doors to inclusion

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Over 25 venues across metropolitan and regional Victoria will allow people disability and mobility impairments to enj… Read more