Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Research hub to develop ‘smart home’ technology for disability

Tags Accessibility Accommodation Posted 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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

Two renowned disability organisations rebrand under new name

Tags Employment Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

Disability service providers, House With No Steps and The Tipping Foundation have undergone an exciting new rebrand j… Read more

Applications open for program supporting studying young carers

Tags Education Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

Juggling the responsibilities of caring for someone and study workloads can be incredibly difficult, but a program su… Read more

World-first trial to see if melatonin protects babies from cerebral palsy

Tags Research Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

A world-first trial of a maternal melatonin supplement may help improve outcomes for babies at risk of cerebral palsy… Read more