Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Aussie band has big plans for 2021 thanks to NDIS support

Tags NDIS User Stories Education Posted 1 month ago

After a successful 2020, Australian band The KingStones, who are all National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) partici… Read more

Disability care staff and residents among first to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Tags Government Posted 1 month ago

The Pfizer vaccine and AstraZeneca vaccine will be delivered to the population over a five-phase priority system that is… Read more

Report shows rapid but not equal growth in Specialist Disability Accommodation in Australia

Tags NDIS Accommodation Posted 1 month ago

The growth of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in Australia is promising but still behind demand, according to … Read more

Breaking down workforce barriers for people with a disability and mental illness

Tags Mental Health Employment Government Posted 2 months ago

The Federal Government has announced an additional $45.7 million investment to extend two programs dedicated to helping … Read more

Summer holiday activities for kids with disability

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Emily Erickson

With summer school holidays comes new routines and less structure for children with disability. Whether you're looking t… Read more

The staff at Talking Disability wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted 2 months ago

It’s been a difficult year for everyone this year, and like so many businesses, DPS, the company behind Talking Disabili… Read more

2020: Our Year in Review

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago

2020 has been a year of change and uncertainty across Australia and the globe, especially for the disability industry an… Read more

Committee launches inquiry into NDIS independent assessments

Tags NDIS Posted 2 months ago

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has announced it will conduct an inquiry… Read more

Disability podcasts, books and Netflix shows to binge these summer holidays

Tags Conditions Autism Posted 2 months ago by Emily Erickson

Looking for something new to watch, listen to or read these holidays? We’ve rounded up some books, podcasts, series and … Read more

Eight sensory Christmas crafts for kids

Tags Conditions Therapies Autism Posted 2 months ago

Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates a child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and h… Read more

Joint paper calls for end to segregation of people with disability in Australia

Tags Accessibility Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago

Disability rights and advocacy organisations are calling upon the Disability Royal Commission to fully investigate the n… Read more

NDIS yet to solve disability accommodation shortage for Victorians

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 2 months ago

For many Victorians with disability, the right to choose where they live and who they live with is so constrained that t… Read more

New resources to support best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Advice Research Posted 2 months ago

Clinicians and the broader autism community can now access a suite of resources to help them understand and learn more a… Read more

New look, same heart for VisAbility

Tags Noticeboard Posted 2 months ago

Western Australian disability service provider VisAbility has unveiled a new look and website bringing the organisation … Read more

New disability strategy to increase Australian Public Service employment opportunities

Tags Employment Government Posted 2 months ago

The Government has released a new Australian Public Service (APS) employment strategy with an aim to create more job opp… Read more

Partnership expands mental health support to future Paralympians

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 2 months ago

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Paralympics Australia have announced a significant partnership to support th… Read more

World-first sensory journey to portray what it’s like living with a disability

Tags Conditions User Stories Education Posted 3 months ago

Australian disability and aged care support network Mable has launched the world’s first podcast reflecting the personal… Read more

Disability leaders recognised with awards on IDPwD

Tags Noticeboard Posted 3 months ago

The work of 14 disability leaders and advocates were recognised in the National Awards for Disability Leadership announc… Read more

eftpos pilot to make online payments easier for people with disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 months ago

Using eftpos to pay for shopping and services is a no-brainer for many but poses challenges for people living with disab… Read more

RC to examine pathways and barriers to employment for people with disability

Tags Employment Royal Commission Posted 3 months ago

Pathways and barriers to open employment for people with disability is the subject of the ninth public hearing of the Ro… Read more