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Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Minister calls for review into Victoria’s oldest deaf school

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A review into the Victorian College of the Deaf (VCD) has been welcomed by disability advocates and the college itsel… Read more

Expanded program equips future leaders in autistic pride

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A new expanded program developed by The Co-operative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) has come a l… Read more

Golfers with disability putt on the big stage

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

In a world-first, golfers with disability will tee off at this year’s Emirates Australian Open, held in Sy… Read more

Younger people with disability living in aged care a serious issue

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The issue of younger people with disability living in residential aged care homes has been brought to light, followin… Read more

World first OT facility for adolescents with autism opens in Adelaide

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A world first occupational therapy facility will help the development of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (A… Read more

Braille signs lead way on pedestrian crossings in Cairns CBD

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Braille signs are being trialed above pedestrian crossings in Cairns’ CBD in what is the largest initiative in regi… Read more

New resource to lead end-of-life conversations

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

People with intellectual disabilities will be more involved in essential end-of-life conversations with the help of a… Read more

Indigenous people with disability supported in living active lives

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability will be encouraged to be more active with the help of a … Read more

New hub to promote inclusiveness through neuro-diverse workplaces

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

University students with autism and psychosocial conditions will be supported on their journey to employment through … Read more

Queensland opens a new chapter on autism-friendly story sessions

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Children with Autism spectrum disorder will enjoy story time sessions in Queensland public libraries thanks to a stat… Read more

Royal Commission urgently needed to protect the vulnerable

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A Royal Commission into violence against people with disability is urgently needed according to disability advocates,… Read more

Adaptive controller leads way in changing gaming forever

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

An adaptive controller created by Microsoft will enable accessible gaming for people with disability ... and that’s… Read more

New Quality and Safeguards Framework to watch over NDIS supports

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

New guidelines released by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission will ens… Read more

Australia’s first regional Disability Transport Hub approved

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

Tamworth locals will welcome a new transport hub, designed to help people with disability embark on journeys within t… Read more

Improved support for people with disability seeking employment

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

A particular funding announcement in the 2018-19 Federal Budget will help Australians with disability be better suppo… Read more

New South Wales secures ongoing NDIS funding for the future

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

New South Wales is the first of the Australian states and territories to sign on the dotted line and ensure long-term… Read more

People with sensory sensitivities invited down the rabbit hole

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

Australia’s museum for film, TV, games digital culture and art located in Melbourne, is offering an incredible expe… Read more

World MS Day acknowledges vital research

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

This year’s World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day will focus on the vital research aiming to find a cure for the autoim… Read more

Awareness week shines light on one of Australia’s most stigmatised communities

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

This week marks an important date in the calendar, with a specific focus on raising awareness for the needs of people… Read more

NDIS ‘error’ outrages autism community

Tags NDIS Autism Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

A ‘mistake’ to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) eligibility requirements has caused an uproar amon… Read more