RESEARCH NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

Resource designed to improve travel safety and comfort for children with disability

Tags NDIS Transport Advice Research Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

A new website is being described as a “one-stop shop” for resources to support the safe transportation of children with... Read more

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

Study finds unemployed people with disability have low wellbeing

Tags Employment Research Industry Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

Research collected by atWork Australia to help the employment services industry understand the needs of job seekers has... 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

Better off NDIS participants receive more funding on average

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Research Industry Government Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The recent National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) quarterly report, released on Monday, has highlighted that richer... Read more

Recent 2021 Census the most accessible survey for deaf and blind people

Tags Accessibility Research Government Posted 3 months ago by Jesse Neill

The recent National Census was the most accessible and inclusive survey yet, with the 2021 survey being easily used by... Read more

Research backs changes in medical records to support mothers with a disability

Tags Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

Something as simple as a change in medical records could improve the pregnancy care thousands of women with a disability... Read more

Rental crisis for disability care workers worsened by COVID-19

Tags Accommodation Research Industry Posted 4 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Rental affordability for COVID-19 essential staff is in crisis with workers, including the disability support workforce,... 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

COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

Tags Research Government Posted 9 months ago

In a bid to protect Australians and stop the spread of COVID-19, the Federal Government is planning to invest an extra... Read more

Time to act on autism diagnosis deficiencies, say experts

Tags NDIS Autism Research Posted 10 months ago

Identification of autism, followed by appropriate intervention, has the potential to improve outcomes for autistic... Read more

People with disability wanted for a focus group on futuristic vehicles

Tags Accessibility Transport Research Posted 10 months ago

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) and La Trobe University are calling for expressions of... 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

New resources to support best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Advice Research Posted 11 months ago

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

Virtual reality program a ‘game-changer’ for children with intellectual disabilities

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 1 year ago

Researchers at the University of South Australia (UniSA) have developed a new virtual reality (VR) program to help... Read more

COVID-19 information accessibility lacking for blind and low vision Australians

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 1 year ago

A Monash University study has found that graphical information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic regularly presented in... Read more

Students with autism face a decline in mental and physical health during lockdown

Tags User Stories Autism Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Remote learning during Term 3 in Victoria, due to continued COVID lockdowns, has led to a decline in the mental and... Read more