Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

The smiley face system looking out for people with a disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Community Vision, a not-for-profit community-based organisation in Western Australia, has come up with a unique way to m… Read more

Autism Awareness Day during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

For the thirteenth time, the world is coming together on 2 April for World Autism Awareness Day, in support and recognit… Read more

Staying connected with each other during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

During the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing measures have been introduced to try and combat the virus. However, it i… Read more

Royal Commission raises concerns about COVID-19 support

Tags Conditions Accessibility Employment Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission (DRC) has released a statement saying it's “deeply concerned” about the impact of COVID-… Read more

Helping someone with intellectual disability during COVID-19

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Advice Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Information about COVID-19 is continually changing as new information becomes available. It is important everyone unders… Read more

New Down syndrome app launched in Australia to provide information

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Advice Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) has launched a new app to provide information about Down syndrome to the community to help… Read more

Message from the CEO: An important update about COVID-19

Tags Noticeboard Posted 11 months ago

"As a community we're in uncharted waters as we face the challenges of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Read more

How to help keep yourself healthy and safe during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Staying safe and keeping healthy during the outbreak of COVID-19 will help protect yourself and others. Read more

Explaining coronavirus and COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Advice Research Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The coronavirus currently spreading around the world is also known as COVID-19.  Read more

New measures to support participants and providers during COVID-19

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

New measures have been announced to ensure support is in place for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participa… Read more

Parents of children with autism may be at greater risk for PTSD

Tags Conditions Autism Mental Health Research Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a result of caring for their child nearly 1 in 5 parents of children living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who p… Read more

Disability Royal Commission suspended due to COVID-19

Tags Education Accessibility Industry Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has, until further notice,… Read more

$85 million grant round opens to help Australians with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians living with a disability are set to benefit from new funding to increase community participation, after the … Read more

Resource for women and girls with disability launches in Australia

Tags Conditions Accessibility Advice Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) have launched a world first website called Our Place to support women and girls… Read more

Newstart obligations for disabled “unrealistic”

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Research Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Newstart Allowance recipients who have disabilities or are sick face “unrealistic’ mutual obligation requirements to fin… Read more

Coronavirus may impact services delivered to people with disability

Tags Conditions Advice Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The potential impact of coronavirus on those with a disability has led peak body People With Disability Australia (PWDA)… Read more

Greater support for Australians with an intellectual disability

Tags Conditions Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government is investing $6.5 million into a Primary Care Enhancement Program (PCEP) to support Australians w… Read more

Auslan interpreters help to connect people with the community

Tags Conditions User Stories Accessibility Posted 11 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - Allyson Smith has been Deaf since infancy and recently moved from her lifelong home of Brisbane to Bur… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Lack of appropriate treatment in health care

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Research Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission continued its Sydney hearings last week into how people with an intellectual disability … Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Australia's healthcare system not prepared

Tags NDIS Conditions User Stories Accessibility Advice Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission has been told Australia's healthcare system lacks data and is not prepared for those wit… Read more