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

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 1 week 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 benefitin… Read more

Draft NDIS proposal leaks with drastic changes

Tags NDIS Conditions Government Posted 3 weeks ago

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

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

Tags NDIS Conditions Health and Wellbeing Posted 2 months ago

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

Celebrating disability at 2021 Adelaide Fringe: Shows to watch

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Posted 2 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 per… Read more

Vision Australia brings LEGO® Braille Bricks to Australia

Tags Conditions Therapies Education Posted 2 months ago

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

Australian bra invention helping all women dress independently with dignity

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Posted 2 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 3 months ago

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

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

Tags Conditions Autism Posted 4 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 4 months ago

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

New resources to support best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Advice Research Posted 4 months ago

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

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

Tags Conditions User Stories Education Posted 4 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 4 months ago

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

Fearless Australians smash disability stereotypes in new film series

Tags Conditions User Stories Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 4 months ago

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

New TV series encourages schools to explore disability and inclusion

Tags Conditions Autism Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 4 months ago

Australian high schools are encouraged to mark International Day of People with Disability, celebrated this Thursday 3rd… Read more

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

Tags Conditions Therapies Industry Posted 5 months ago

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

Speech Pathology Week shines a light on ‘hidden’ disability

Tags Conditions Therapies Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Trauma specialists on hand to support people with disability at Commission

Tags Conditions Accessibility Mental Health Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability prepares to resume hear… Read more

Researchers ask children with autism to tell them their strengths

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Research Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

In what has been an Australian-first study, Queensland's Griffith University researchers have explored what children wit… Read more

Auslan to be included on next Census as language option

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The 2021 National Census will, for the first time, include Auslan as a language option following unsuccessful attempts i… Read more

Last chance to take part in autism survey

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Accessibility Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians with autism, their families and carers were urged to have their say about their experiences of living with t… Read more