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

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Research Posted 2 days 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

Not being heard creates more vulnerability in the already vulnerable

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

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

Young people with disability twice as likely to have experienced bullying

Tags Education Accessibility Mental Health Research Posted 1 week 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

NDIS supported living arrangements need urgent overhaul

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 2 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

Urgent changes need to be made to help support National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants to live indep… Read more

A chronic shortage of affordable private rentals leaving people with disability behind

Tags Finance Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The 2020 Anglicare Australia Rental Affordability Snapshot has revealed a chronic shortage of affordable private rent… Read more

Explaining coronavirus and COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Advice Research Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The coronavirus currently spreading around the world is also known as COVID-19.  Read more

Parents of children with autism may be at greater risk for PTSD

Tags Conditions Autism Mental Health Research Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a result of caring for their child nearly 1 in 5 parents of children living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) wh… Read more

Newstart obligations for disabled “unrealistic”

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Research Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Newstart Allowance recipients who have disabilities or are sick face “unrealistic’  Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Lack of appropriate treatment in health care

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Research Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission continued its Sydney hearings last week into how people with an intellectual disabili… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Australia's healthcare system not prepared

Tags NDIS Conditions User Stories Accessibility Advice Research Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission has been told Australia's healthcare system lacks data and is not prepared for th… Read more

​ROYAL COMMISSION: Mistreatment and miscommunication at heart of healthcare

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Research Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability started its first round… Read more

A tool to help make sport accessible for all

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Melbourne’s La Trobe University has developed a new online tool to make it easier for sporting groups in the commun… Read more

Funding announced for new pre-term stem cell research

Tags Therapies Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Researchers have received €9 million (AUD $14.7 million) in funding to look into preterm births and stem cell resea… Read more

“No surprise” in literacy numbers for speech pathologists

Tags Education Employment Research Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A report released from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Programme for Internatio… Read more

Next step being taken for the National Disability Strategy

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The current National Disability Strategy, which aims to create an inclusive and informed approach to all Government p… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Strict rules and inconsistent care

Tags NDIS Accommodation Advice Research Posted 6 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The third sitting of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability st… Read more

Community shares anger and frustration with Government

Tags NDIS User Stories Advice Research Posted 6 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held their second Adela… Read more

Trial into musculoskeletal disability receives $1.3 million in Federal funding

Tags Education Research Posted 6 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The Mitchell Institute at Victoria University has received $1.3 million of Federal Government funding to undertake a … Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Inclusive education works

Tags Education Advice Research Posted 6 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The final two days of the education hearings in Brisbane for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and E… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Teachers are not trained in inclusive education

Tags Education Advice Research Posted 7 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Day two of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability heard from a… Read more