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Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Program turns over new page for publishing industry

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Writers with disability will be supported in developing their work through a groundbreaking program. Read more

Research shows link between multiple sclerosis and healthy food choices

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

A diet high in vegetables and fish may be associated with a lower risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study by Wes… Read more

Government continues support for autism specialised early learning centres

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

An investment into the intensive support of children with autism was announced by the former Turnbull Government. Read more

Disability service providers to deliver accommodation and respite support

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Five Victorian not-for-profit disability service providers will aid the transition of the National Disability Insuran… Read more

New NDIS improvements include lift of staffing cap

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

New improvements to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for both participants and providers will begin to… Read more

New ministers for social services announced in Government reshuffle

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Two fresh Social Services Ministers have been announced and now sworn in by newly appointed Prime Minister, Scott Mor… Read more

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week challenges perceptions

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Next week marks Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness and challenging perceptions … Read more

Volunteering Services Australia join annual celebration of social inclusion

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

Volunteering Services Australia (VSA) has been appointed to promote the International Day of People with Disabilities… Read more

Additional Government funding targets remote communities

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

The Australian Government has announced another significant funding grant to help those living with disability receiv… Read more

Tough penalties enforced by new disability safety commission

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

The head of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission has threatened to come … Read more

New Government initiative offers scholarships for young carers

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

A program facilitated by Carers Australia is providing scholarships for young carers to continue or return to study, … Read more

Research shows employers want more guidance in hiring people with disability

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

New research released by the Australian Government has provided a snapshot into disability employment across the heal… Read more

Report shows LGBTI people with disability experience higher rates of discrimination

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A new report released by La Trobe University has revealed the discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, t… Read more

Australia’s first sensory safe, indoor play gym opens

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Australia’s first open to the public, indoor play gym for children with sensory disorders has officially opened its… Read more

NDIS Quarterly Report reveals increased growth and satisfaction

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The latest Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quarterly Report has … Read more

Australia’s first blind soccer pitch kicks goals at sport and recreation awards

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Australia’s first blind soccer pitch has been recognised at the 2018 Disability and Sport Recreation Awards. Read more

Funding advances stem cell research to tackle blindness in children

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

An investment by the Turnbull Government will see stem cell research tackle blindness in children. Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Week aims to protect children

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

This year’s Brain Injury Awareness Week, running from 20-26 August is taking the opportunity to help put a stop to … Read more

The Summer Foundation seeks research partners to solve disability and aged care issue

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The Summer Foundation has put a call out for partners to join its newly launched $1 million Competitive Research Gran… Read more

New research links accelerated head growth and autism

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Research by La Trobe University has revealed a link between accelerated head growth in children and autism. Read more