Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

New innovative housing sets benchmark for specialist disability accommodation

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

Clients living with complex intellectual disability and receiving support from Melbourne-based disability service pro… Read more

Focus On Ability Festival returns for its eleventh year

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

An international film festival focusing on the ability of disability has returned for its eleventh year, with 244 fil… Read more

Deafblind Awareness Week highlights common misconceptions

Tags Conditions Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

Deafblind Awareness Week running from 24 - 30 June, is challenging all Australians to learn about the condition and c… Read more

Partnership to explore stigma and discrimination surrounding complex mental health

Tags Education Mental Health Research Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Pope

Two organisations have partnered together to help drive positive societal change and improve the lives of Australians… Read more

New national plan to improve pain management for people living with chronic pain

Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new Government action plan will help improve the pain management of the one in five Australians who live with chron… Read more

Medibank recognised for inclusion and accessibility

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Private health insurance company, Medibank has been recognised for its accessibility and inclusion of people with dis… Read more

Groundbreaking conclusion challenges "reasonable and necessary" NDIS funding criteria

Tags NDIS Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Australians living with swallowing difficulties, such as dysphagia, could soon have required nutritional support fund… Read more

Report shows scale of violence against people with disability

Tags Research Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A second report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has revealed people with disability… Read more

Giving young people in aged care a voice

Posted 3 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - Not-for-profit disability service provider, Youngcare is giving people with disability living in ag… Read more

New paper shares positive NDIS experiences

Tags NDIS User Stories Research Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Independent social-profit organisation, JFA Purple Orange has released a paper sharing the positive experiences of cu… Read more

NDIS service providers “scale down” disability support

Tags NDIS Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

People with disability living in New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will begin the des… Read more

Generic MS medication options provide more choice

Tags Conditions Accessibility Research Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

People living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic condition affecting the central nervous system, will be afforde… Read more

Bill Shorten’s leadership continues in disability space

Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

As Anthony Albanese takes his stand as Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten will continue to support Australians wi… Read more

Peak bodies call on more inclusive, respectful airline practices

Tags User Stories Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Peak disability bodies have called on airlines to be more inclusive and respectful to travellers with disability, aft… Read more

People with intellectual disability face voting barriers, report finds

Tags Conditions Accessibility Research Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Ground-breaking, Australian first research from La Trobe University’s Living with Disability Research Centre has ca… Read more

Report provides a snapshot of National Disability Agreement

Tags NDIS Research Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released a report recapping disability support services fun… Read more

Popular creative program for young adults with autism heads to the Gold Coast

Tags Autism Education Employment Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A popular games, animation and creative design program designed for young people on the autism spectrum is expanding … Read more

Treat me like everyone else: The dos and don’ts of non-verbal communication

Posted 3 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - “People assume that I have an intellectual disability just because I’m non-verbal. Read more

PM appoints new Ministers overseeing disability sector

Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed his new cabinet with some changes set to affect the disability sector. Read more

Grants help NDIS provide better supports in regional Victoria

Tags NDIS Finance Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Organisations providing disability support services in regional Victoria could soon benefit from grants helping incre… Read more