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The smiley face system looking out for people with a disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 5 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 t… Read more

Autism Awareness Day during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 5 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 recog… Read more

Staying connected with each other during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Royal Commission raises concerns about COVID-19 support

Tags Conditions Accessibility Employment Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Helping someone with intellectual disability during COVID-19

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Advice Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

New Down syndrome app launched in Australia to provide information

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Advice Posted 5 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 h… Read more

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

Tags Accessibility Posted 5 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 5 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 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Disability Royal Commission suspended due to COVID-19

Tags Education Accessibility Industry Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

$85 million grant round opens to help Australians with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Resource for women and girls with disability launches in Australia

Tags Conditions Accessibility Advice Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Newstart obligations for disabled “unrealistic”

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Research Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Newstart Allowance recipients who have disabilities or are sick face “unrealistic’  Read more

Greater support for Australians with an intellectual disability

Tags Conditions Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Auslan interpreters help to connect people with the community

Tags Conditions User Stories Accessibility Posted 6 months ago

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

ROYAL COMMISSION: Lack of appropriate treatment in health care

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Research Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

ROYAL COMMISSION: Australia's healthcare system not prepared

Tags NDIS Conditions User Stories Accessibility Advice Research Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

​ROYAL COMMISSION: Mistreatment and miscommunication at heart of healthcare

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Research Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability started its first round… Read more

PWDA's call to break down employment barriers

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

People With Disability Australia (PWDA) have announced a new $100 million proposal to tear down barriers for those wi… Read more

Autism public education campaign urges Australians to Change their Reactions

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

An Australian first autism education campaign - Change Your Reactions – was launched today by Victoria’s… Read more