RESEARCH NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

Parent-inclusive autism treatment starts national rollout

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Autism Accessibility Research Early Intervention Posted 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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

Disability workers face uncertainty and risk of illness due to COVID-19, survey says

Tags Finance Accessibility Mental Health Research Industry Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new national survey of Disability Support Workers (DSWs) has found that workers are facing financial hardship,... Read more

Researchers ask children with autism to tell them their strengths

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Data needed to measure extent of violence against people with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Data is an important element for measuring the scale of abuse and violence faced by people with disability in Australia,... Read more

NDIS seeks feedback on COVID-19 changes from participants

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and the University of Melbourne have launched a new survey seeking... Read more

National Disability Research Partnership to help improve disability policy

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced the launch of the National Disability Research Partnership which is being led by... Read more

Survey reveals COVID-19 experience has been “expensive, isolating and lonely”

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new survey released by peak disability rights organisation, People With Disability Australia (PWDA), has revealed the... Read more

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

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Research Posted 1 year 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

Not being heard creates more vulnerability in the already vulnerable

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

In the aftermath of Ann Marie Smith’s death, there are concerns about the vulnerability of people with disability when... Read more

Young people with disability twice as likely to have experienced bullying

Tags Education Accessibility Mental Health Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Young people with disability are twice as likely to be bullied and are more negative about their future, according to... Read more