Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Carly Findlay launches memoir to empower people with disability

Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

Well known writer, speaker and disability activist Carly Findlay has released her first book, Say Hello. Read more

People with disability supported to attend international human rights forums

Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

People with disability will be supported to attend international human rights forums over the next three years, thank… Read more

Study reveals NDIS is failing mental health providers and participants

Tags Mental Health Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

A recent study of mental health care providers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has suggested the National D… Read more

Accessible telecommunications information resource launches

Tags Accessibility Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

Australia’s peak body representing consumer communications, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCA… Read more

Woman shares her experience on three spectrums at Adelaide Fringe

Tags Autism Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

A woman from Adelaide is sharing her experience of being on not one but three spectrums at this year’s Adelaide Fri… Read more

Vision Australia seeks mentors for new employment program

Tags Employment Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

Vision Australia is on the lookout for volunteer mentors to assist in delivering a new program which will help people… Read more

Autism-specific school in Queensland receives refurbishment funding

Tags Finance Autism Education Accessibility Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

A Sunnybank school helping support the needs of children living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Queensland has… Read more

NDIA announces first WA ECEI partner

Tags NDIS Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

The first National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) partner delivering Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) se… Read more

Incidents of sexual assault reported by NDIS participants in NSW and SA

Tags NDIS Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

A number of sexual assault reports have been made by National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants in two … Read more

NDIS completes final rollout in Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

January 1, 2019, has not only symbolised the endless possibilities and potential of a new year, but also the final ro… Read more

Victorian report highlights provider failures over avoidable choking deaths

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A report conducted by Victoria’s Disability Services Commissioner has revealed shocking failures by disability serv… Read more

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted 7 months ago

As another big year draws to a close, the team behind Talking Disability would like to wish you all a… Read more

Café at residential aged care home offers employment for people with disability

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A café in Narre Warren, Victoria is providing the community with more than just coffee and cake. Read more

Priceline releases makeup tutorial video for people with vision impairment

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

One of Australia’s largest pharmacy companies, Priceline Pharmacy has created a makeup tutorial video on its websit… Read more

New collaboration to improve disability support for Vietnamese and Indo Chinese Australians

Posted 7 months ago by Emily Erickson

Australian Unity and Multicultural Care Assist have embarked on a new initiative to provide more targeted and cultura… Read more

Beyond Blue receives funding to continue mental health support

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

An extension of core funding will allow Beyond Blue to continue to support the mental health of Australians. Read more

Long-running grants program axed after 20 years

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

An Innovative Grants Program which has been helping improve justice for disadvantaged people living in New South Wale… Read more

NDIS launches test of new and improved website

Tags NDIS Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has launched a trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDI… Read more

Popular South Australian beach becomes accessible for Summer

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

One of South Australia’s most popular beaches is now accessible for people with disability, just in time for Summer… Read more

NDIS pricing increase to support people with complex needs

Tags NDIS Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A recent pricing increase under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will improve support for people with … Read more