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Disney princess with disability almost a dream come true

Tags Conditions Education Accessibility Posted 4 weeks ago by Anna Christian

For Hannah Diviney, like so many other little girls, the world of Disney was one of adventures filled with characters... Read more

Inquiry hears of barriers to Disability Support Pension for people from diverse backgrounds

Tags Finance Accessibility Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Advocacy groups for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people say the rate of the Disability Support Pension... Read more

Petition seeks to end age discrimination in the disability support system

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Government is being called out for age discrimination written into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)... Read more

Inquiry hears of barriers to accessing the Disability Support Pension

Tags Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

An inquiry into the Disability Support Pension (DSP) continues to receive submissions from advocacy groups and... Read more

Easing COVID-19 restrictions won’t mean freedom for people with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The term "Freedom Day" is being used by many Government leaders to signal the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, but it's... Read more

Have your say on changes to the NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

There are two weeks left to submit your thoughts on proposed changes to the law governing the National Disability... Read more

Deaf communities celebrated for National Week of Deaf People

Tags Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

September 20-26 is the National Week of Deaf People and across Australia celebrations will involve sharing awareness of... Read more

Disability Gateway website received positively by advocacy groups

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Accommodation Transport Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Key advocacy groups believe a website designed to provide information about support to people with disability could be a... Read more

Accessibility is key to opportunity this Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

Tags Conditions User Stories Accessibility Industry Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Businesses are being called on to recognise the value of being accessible to people with restricted mobility during... Read more

Speaking up about the right to communication this Speech Pathology Week

Tags Conditions Therapies Education Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

This week the speech pathology community is raising awareness of the rights of every person to be able to communicate. Read more

Top tips for an inclusive Book Week all children will love

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

Book Week has arrived and schools across Australia are celebrating a love of books with the theme ‘Old worlds, new... Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Week sends the message every brain injury is different

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

One in 40 Australians live with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and for those whose everyday lives are affected by such... Read more

Better off NDIS participants receive more funding on average

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Research Industry Government Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The recent National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) quarterly report, released on Monday, has highlighted that richer... Read more

Recent 2021 Census the most accessible survey for deaf and blind people

Tags Accessibility Research Government Posted 3 months ago by Jesse Neill

The recent National Census was the most accessible and inclusive survey yet, with the 2021 survey being easily used by... Read more

Advocates call for extra vaccine measures for disability support workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 4 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Australian Services Union (ASU) is calling on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Minister Linda Reynolds to... Read more

COVID vaccines not mandatory for disability workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 4 months ago by Jesse Neill

COVID-19 vaccinations are being “strongly recommended” for disability support workers, but the Federal Government has... Read more

Proposed independent assessments scrapped by Federal Government

Tags NDIS Accessibility Government Posted 4 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Federal Government has scrapped its plan to bring in independent assessments for National Disability Insurance... Read more

​Four out of five Australians with disability still without COVID-19 vaccine

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago by Jesse Neill

While much of the focus has been on whether the Federal Government will mandate vaccinations for disability support... Read more

Parent-inclusive autism treatment starts national rollout

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Autism Accessibility Research Early Intervention Posted 5 months ago by Jesse Neill

An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) treatment that addresses both child behaviour and parent wellbeing has received... Read more

People with intellectual disability at greater risk of preventable hospitalisation

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Research Royal Commission Posted 5 months ago by Jesse Neill

People with intellectual disability are more likely to unnecessarily end up in hospital for conditions that could... Read more