Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Message from the CEO: An important update about COVID-19

Tags Noticeboard Posted 1 year ago

"As a community we're in uncharted waters as we face the challenges of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Read more

How to help keep yourself healthy and safe during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Staying safe and keeping healthy during the outbreak of COVID-19 will help protect yourself and others. Read more

Explaining coronavirus and COVID-19

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

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

New measures to support participants and providers during COVID-19

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

New measures have been announced to ensure support is in place for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)... Read more

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

Tags Conditions Autism Mental Health Research Posted 1 year 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) who... Read more

Disability Royal Commission suspended due to COVID-19

Tags Education Accessibility Industry Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has, until further notice,... Read more

$85 million grant round opens to help Australians with disability

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

Australians living with a disability are set to benefit from new funding to increase community participation, after the... Read more

Resource for women and girls with disability launches in Australia

Tags Conditions Accessibility Advice Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) have launched a world first website called Our Place to support women and girls... Read more

Newstart obligations for disabled “unrealistic”

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

Newstart Allowance recipients who have disabilities or are sick face “unrealistic’ mutual obligation requirements to... Read more

Coronavirus may impact services delivered to people with disability

Tags Conditions Advice Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The potential impact of coronavirus on those with a disability has led peak body People With Disability Australia (PWDA)... Read more

Greater support for Australians with an intellectual disability

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

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

Auslan interpreters help to connect people with the community

Tags Conditions User Stories Accessibility Posted 1 year ago

SPONSORED STORY - Allyson Smith has been Deaf since infancy and recently moved from her lifelong home of Brisbane to... Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Lack of appropriate treatment in health care

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

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

ROYAL COMMISSION: Australia's healthcare system not prepared

Tags NDIS Conditions User Stories Accessibility Advice Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

​ROYAL COMMISSION: Mistreatment and miscommunication at heart of healthcare

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

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

PWDA's call to break down employment barriers

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

People With Disability Australia (PWDA) have announced a new $100 million proposal to tear down barriers for those with... Read more

Autism public education campaign urges Australians to Change their Reactions

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

An Australian first autism education campaign - Change Your Reactions – was launched today by Victoria’s peak autism... Read more

New NDIS data demonstrates a drop in wait times

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

Data released this week as a part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS) Quarterly Report shows that wait... Read more

Royal Commission hearings begin in Sydney this week

Tags Conditions Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability will begin its next... Read more

A tool to help make sport accessible for all

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 1 year 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 community... Read more