Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

WA establishes Advisory Group to aid NDIS transition

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

A National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Transition Governance Advisory Group has been established following the… Read more

Government invests in NSW and TAS mental health

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

A record spend on mental health has been announced in the New South Wales (NSW) 2018-2019 Budget and another funding … Read more

Northern Territory celebrates final NDIS roll-out while Western Australia joins

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

The final stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll-out in the Northern Territory (NT) has commen… Read more

Victorian report shows students with disability experience discrimination

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

A report has shown Victorian children with disability face significant challenges in mainstream schools, including di… Read more

New education toolkit bridges gap in communication difficulties

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

The launch of an Australian first online resource will help support teachers in educating students with communication… Read more

Australian Foundation for Disability celebrates 65 years of service

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

One of Australia’s longest serving not-for-profit disability organisations, Australian Foundation for Disability (A… Read more

New accessible alpine base to warm the hearts of people with disability

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

Falls Creek in Victoria is now home to Australia’s first dedicated accessible alpine base. Read more

Nothing is too much trouble for Community Concierge SA

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

SPONSORED STORY - Businesses within an iconic Adelaide building can get their favourite shirt dry cleaned or a taxi b… Read more

Advisory group established to support autism outcomes

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will be better informed when it comes to supporting people with autis… Read more

Focus On Ability Film Festival fields record entries in 10th year

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

An Australian film festival dedicated to showcasing the abilities of disabilities has celebrated a record number of 2… Read more

Minister calls for review into Victoria’s oldest deaf school

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

A review into the Victorian College of the Deaf (VCD) has been welcomed by disability advocates and the college itsel… Read more

Expanded program equips future leaders in autistic pride

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new expanded program developed by The Co-operative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) has come a l… Read more

Golfers with disability putt on the big stage

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

In a world-first, golfers with disability will tee off at this year’s Emirates Australian Open, held in Sy… Read more

Younger people with disability living in aged care a serious issue

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

The issue of younger people with disability living in residential aged care homes has been brought to light, followin… Read more

World first OT facility for adolescents with autism opens in Adelaide

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

A world first occupational therapy facility will help the development of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (A… Read more

Braille signs lead way on pedestrian crossings in Cairns CBD

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

Braille signs are being trialed above pedestrian crossings in Cairns’ CBD in what is the largest initiative in regi… Read more

New resource to lead end-of-life conversations

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

People with intellectual disabilities will be more involved in essential end-of-life conversations with the help of a… Read more

Indigenous people with disability supported in living active lives

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability will be encouraged to be more active with the help of a … Read more

New hub to promote inclusiveness through neuro-diverse workplaces

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

University students with autism and psychosocial conditions will be supported on their journey to employment through … Read more

Queensland opens a new chapter on autism-friendly story sessions

Posted 11 months ago by Nicole Pope

Children with Autism spectrum disorder will enjoy story time sessions in Queensland public libraries thanks to a stat… Read more