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Fearless Australians smash disability stereotypes in new film series

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

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

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

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Research Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

New initiative to support people with intellectual disability in the criminal justice system

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Education Accessibility Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

RMIT University’s Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) has created a new online resource designed to help people with int… Read more

Funding announced to support Australians most at risk during COVID-19

Tags NDIS Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Employment Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced they are committing more than $154 million to support vulnerable Australians, inclu… Read more

Government-funded workplaces putting people with intellectual disability at risk

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Employment Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Disability advocates say that people with an intellectual disability are being put at greater risk of being exposed to C… Read more

Helping someone with intellectual disability during COVID-19

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Advice Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

New Down syndrome app launched in Australia to provide information

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Advice Posted 11 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 help… Read more

Greater support for Australians with an intellectual disability

Tags Conditions Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Mental health in people with Down syndrome a focus of new resource

Tags Down Syndrome Education Mental Health Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Following the launch of a resource helping people with Down syndrome make their own decisions last month, peak body Down… Read more

New resource supports people with Down syndrome in decision making

Tags Down Syndrome Education Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A new resource will support people with Down syndrome when making decisions. Read more

World Down Syndrome Day celebrated with 21 stories

Tags Down Syndrome Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Australians will share 21 stories leading up to this year’s World Down Syndrome Day on March 21. Read more