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People with disability in NSW group home diagnosed with COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Health and Wellbeing Posted 6 days ago by Jesse Neill

With COVID-19 cases in New South Wales continuing to increase, there are growing concerns for vulnerable residents in a... 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Jesse Neill

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

New app supporting Aussies living with young onset Parkinson's disease

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The launch of a new digital app and resource hub in conjunction with World Parkinson's Day on 11 April will be... Read more

Draft NDIS proposal leaks with drastic changes

Tags NDIS Conditions Government Posted 4 months ago

A draft proposal of legislation changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was leaked to the media on... Read more

New health and wellbeing program helping NDIS participants lead a healthier lifestyle

Tags NDIS Conditions Health and Wellbeing Posted 5 months ago

A new multi-discipline health program is making it easier for people with disability to achieve their health and... Read more

Celebrating disability at 2021 Adelaide Fringe: Shows to watch

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Posted 5 months ago by Emily Erickson

While the Adelaide Fringe will look a bit different in 2021, there is still plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed in... Read more

Vision Australia brings LEGO® Braille Bricks to Australia

Tags Conditions Therapies Education Posted 5 months ago

Children with low vision will now be able to enjoy the experience of LEGO® thanks to new LEGO® Braille Bricks, brought... Read more

Australian bra invention helping all women dress independently with dignity

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Posted 5 months ago

Women with disability or physical limitations from illness, temporary injury or surgery can now dress more independently... Read more

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

Tags Conditions Research Posted 6 months ago

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

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

Tags Conditions Autism Posted 7 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 7 months ago

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

New resources to support best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Advice Research Posted 7 months ago

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

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

Tags Conditions User Stories Education Posted 7 months ago

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

Invisible disability stigma driving workers to hide conditions

Tags Conditions Accessibility Employment Posted 8 months ago

In the lead up to International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on Thursday 3rd December, employment service... Read more

Fearless Australians smash disability stereotypes in new film series

Tags Conditions User Stories Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 8 months ago

Six short films showcasing fearless Australians living with disability premiered on International Day of People with... Read more

New TV series encourages schools to explore disability and inclusion

Tags Conditions Autism Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 8 months ago

Australian high schools are encouraged to mark International Day of People with Disability, celebrated this Thursday... Read more

New educational video highlights role of occupational therapists ahead of National OT Week

Tags Conditions Therapies Industry Posted 9 months ago

A new educational video highlighting the work of occupational therapists has been released by National Disability... Read more

Speech Pathology Week shines a light on ‘hidden’ disability

Tags Conditions Therapies Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Across Australia, there are 1.2 million people living with some form of communication disability, which statistics say... Read more