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New resource aims to improve the experience of people with foot amputation

Tags Conditions Therapies Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Industry Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people facing amputation could be better supported through the use of a new resource developed by experts... Read more

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

Lives of people with Down syndrome celebrated to raise awareness

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Research Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

More than 13,000 Australians living with Down syndrome are being celebrated this month as Down Syndrome Australia (DSA)... Read more

Study finds early intervention with infants can help to support neurodiversity

Tags Conditions Therapies Autism Research Early Intervention Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

A study led by Australian researchers has found evidence that early intervention with children before a diagnosis 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

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

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

Tags NDIS Conditions Health and Wellbeing Posted 4 months 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 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

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

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 7 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 11 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