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The latest health and disability news in Australia

People with disability wanted for a focus group on futuristic vehicles

Tags Accessibility Transport Research Posted 10 months ago

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) and La Trobe University are calling for expressions of... Read more

Survey seeks to understand COVID-19 impact on blind and low vision Australians

Tags Conditions Research Posted 10 months ago

New research is underway to help better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Australia’s blind and low... Read more

Aussie band has big plans for 2021 thanks to NDIS support

Tags NDIS User Stories Education Posted 10 months ago

After a successful 2020, Australian band The KingStones, who are all National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)... Read more

Disability care staff and residents among first to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Tags Government Posted 10 months ago

The Pfizer vaccine and AstraZeneca vaccine will be delivered to the population over a five-phase priority system that is... Read more

Report shows rapid but not equal growth in Specialist Disability Accommodation in Australia

Tags NDIS Accommodation Posted 10 months ago

The growth of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in Australia is promising but still behind demand, according to... Read more

Breaking down workforce barriers for people with a disability and mental illness

Tags Mental Health Employment Government Posted 10 months ago

The Federal Government has announced an additional $45.7 million investment to extend two programs dedicated to helping... Read more

Summer holiday activities for kids with disability

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Emily Erickson

With summer school holidays comes new routines and less structure for children with disability. Whether you're looking... Read more

The staff at Talking Disability wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted 11 months ago

It’s been a difficult year for everyone this year, and like so many businesses, DPS, the company behind Talking... Read more

2020: Our Year in Review

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 11 months ago

2020 has been a year of change and uncertainty across Australia and the globe, especially for the disability industry... Read more

Committee launches inquiry into NDIS independent assessments

Tags NDIS Posted 11 months ago

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has announced it will conduct an inquiry... Read more

Disability podcasts, books and Netflix shows to binge these summer holidays

Tags Conditions Autism Posted 11 months ago by Emily Erickson

Looking for something new to watch, listen to or read these holidays? We’ve rounded up some books, podcasts, series and... Read more

Eight sensory Christmas crafts for kids

Tags Conditions Therapies Autism Posted 11 months ago

Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates a child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and... Read more

Joint paper calls for end to segregation of people with disability in Australia

Tags Accessibility Royal Commission Posted 11 months ago

Disability rights and advocacy organisations are calling upon the Disability Royal Commission to fully investigate the... Read more

NDIS yet to solve disability accommodation shortage for Victorians

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 11 months ago

For many Victorians with disability, the right to choose where they live and who they live with is so constrained that... Read more

New resources to support best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Advice Research Posted 11 months ago

Clinicians and the broader autism community can now access a suite of resources to help them understand and learn more... Read more

New look, same heart for VisAbility

Tags Noticeboard Posted 11 months ago

Western Australian disability service provider VisAbility has unveiled a new look and website bringing the organisation... Read more

New disability strategy to increase Australian Public Service employment opportunities

Tags Employment Government Posted 11 months ago

The Government has released a new Australian Public Service (APS) employment strategy with an aim to create more job... Read more

Partnership expands mental health support to future Paralympians

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 11 months ago

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Paralympics Australia have announced a significant partnership to support... Read more

World-first sensory journey to portray what it’s like living with a disability

Tags Conditions User Stories Education Posted 11 months ago

Australian disability and aged care support network Mable has launched the world’s first podcast reflecting the personal... Read more

Disability leaders recognised with awards on IDPwD

Tags Noticeboard Posted 11 months ago

The work of 14 disability leaders and advocates were recognised in the National Awards for Disability Leadership... Read more