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

Tags Conditions Research Posted 1 week 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 1 month ago

Looking for something new to watch, listen to or read these holidays? We’ve rounded up some books, podcasts,… Read more

Eight sensory Christmas crafts for kids

Tags Conditions Therapies Autism Posted 1 month ago

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

New resources to support best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Advice Research Posted 1 month ago

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

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

Tags Conditions User Stories Education Posted 1 month ago

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Invisible disability stigma driving workers to hide conditions

Tags Conditions Accessibility Employment Posted 1 month ago

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

Fearless Australians smash disability stereotypes in new film series

Tags Conditions User Stories Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 months ago

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

Speech Pathology Week shines a light on ‘hidden’ disability

Tags Conditions Therapies Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Trauma specialists on hand to support people with disability at Commission

Tags Conditions Accessibility Mental Health Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Researchers ask children with autism to tell them their strengths

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

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

Auslan to be included on next Census as language option

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Last chance to take part in autism survey

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Inequality needs to be addressed for First Nations people with disability

Tags NDIS Conditions User Stories Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Black Lives Matter movement in, and outside, Australia has once more highlighted the inequality faced by First N… Read more

Learnings and improvements needed to better support people with intellectual disability during COVID-19

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Research Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

People with intellectual disability have faced unique challenges during the outbreak of COVID-19 and need to continue… Read more

World MS day highlights importance of connections - especially during COVID-19

Tags Conditions User Stories Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day, held over the weekend on 30 May, spotlighted the importance of connections for … Read more

Push for inclusion and kindness for blind and vision-impaired during COVID-19

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

COVID-19 has created a push for kindness online, and a new project has been launched by Blind Citizens Australia (BCA… Read more

Further support for NDIS participants during COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a part of their coronavirus, COVID-19, response, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has announced fur… Read more

Royal Commission raises concerns about COVID-19 support

Tags Conditions Accessibility Employment Posted 9 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