Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

NDIS ‘error’ outrages autism community

Tags NDIS Autism Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

A ‘mistake’ to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) eligibility requirements has caused an uproar amon… Read more

Hop write to it ... applications for Write-ability Fellowships open!

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

An award winning program supporting the skills and development of writers with disability in Victoria is fielding app… Read more

NDIS issues cause Australia’s oldest service provider to merge

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

The oldest service providers for children who are deaf or hearing impaired in the country and state of South Australi… Read more

Autism-friendly school provides safe environment for students

Tags Autism Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

A school dedicated to teaching students with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has opened its doors in Queensland. Read more

People with Disability Australia recognised at Sydney Mardi Gras Awards

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) have taken home two accolades at the 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras A… Read more

Online resource launched to help Queenslanders understand their rights

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

A new online resource presented in partnership with Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA) and Legal Aid Queens… Read more

Federal Budget’s disability funding commitments warmly welcomed

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

Last night’s 2018-19 Federal Budget announcement has highlighted Government initiatives and funding allocations acr… Read more

Government funds projects targeting hard-to-reach communities

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

A significant funding grant by the Federal Government will help the nation become more inclusive for people with disa… Read more

University study shines light on NDIS consumer feedback

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

A new report by the National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS), at South Australia’s Flinders University has foun… Read more

Victorian Government recognises importance of social services

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

The Victorian Government has announced a new initiative that will improve the social service industry, by growing the… Read more

Legacy of Stella Young acknowledged through arts award

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

An inaugural award named after the late Stella Young will recognise young Australian artists with disability. Read more

Advocates call for hang-up on new NDIA call centre contract

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

Concerns have begun to arise following an announcement by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) that it has… Read more

Program aimed at empowerment, a success in Mildura

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

A Victorian program is helping people living with disability take control of their lives. Read more

Concerns after Medicare levy increase to fund NDIS scrapped

Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Pope

An announcement by the Turnbull Government to scrap the Medicare levy increase used to fund the National Disability I… Read more

Flexibility aids future success for young people with autism

Tags Autism Posted 2 years ago

A university research group, conducted as part of a new research program in Western Australia, has found that parents… Read more

AMA take aim at NDIS

Posted 2 years ago

A number of key concerns and considerations relating to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have been lai… Read more

New app puts the Gold Coast accessibility at your fingertips

Posted 2 years ago

Technology is once again leading the way in disability support with the announcement of a new app, which aims to help… Read more

Carers given the key to unlock Changing Places

Posted 2 years ago

Western Australia is leading the way in accessibility following the launch of a new initiative which will unlock acce… Read more

More ICT means more jobs for people with disability

Posted 2 years ago

Vision Australia, with the support of 25 other disability advocacy groups, organisations and peak bodies, is working … Read more

DPS' disability game-changer is ready and set to LAUNCH!

Posted 2 years ago

A new, national and game-changing online disability support directory, developed by consumers and for consumers has b… Read more