Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Traineeships are the way of the future for the disability support workforce

Tags NDIS Therapies Education Employment Industry Government Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

With 83,000 more disability support workers needed over the next few years as the care and support sector becomes one of... Read more

Disability Gateway website received positively by advocacy groups

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Accommodation Transport Government Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

Key advocacy groups believe a website designed to provide information about support to people with disability could be a... Read more

Accessibility is key to opportunity this Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

Tags Conditions User Stories Accessibility Industry Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

Businesses are being called on to recognise the value of being accessible to people with restricted mobility during... Read more

Equal medal bonuses for Paralympians signals a more inclusive future

Tags Government Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

Australia’s Paralympians will be rewarded at the same rate as Olympians for the medals they have won at the Tokyo 2020... Read more

Royal Commission’s protection of people with disability welcomed as submissions grow

Tags NDIS Industry Government Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

People with a disability now have their confidentiality protected by law for their entire lifetime once they submit to... Read more

Employment transition support for school students with disability to combat unemployment issues

Tags User Stories Education Employment Posted 4 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - Disability service provider, Barkuma, is hoping to combat unemployment issues among school students... Read more

All children with disability as young as 12 can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

This week all children aged 12 to 15 who are participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have become... Read more

Speaking up about the right to communication this Speech Pathology Week

Tags Conditions Therapies Education Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

This week the speech pathology community is raising awareness of the rights of every person to be able to communicate. Read more

Top tips for an inclusive Book Week all children will love

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

Book Week has arrived and schools across Australia are celebrating a love of books with the theme ‘Old worlds, new... Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Week sends the message every brain injury is different

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

One in 40 Australians live with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and for those whose everyday lives are affected by such... Read more

Disability sector delivers ultimatum to Government and their vaccination program

Tags Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 5 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Over 60 disability organisations have provided an open letter to the Government demanding immediate action to vaccinate... Read more

Better off NDIS participants receive more funding on average

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Research Industry Government Posted 5 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The recent National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) quarterly report, released on Monday, has highlighted that richer... Read more

Recent 2021 Census the most accessible survey for deaf and blind people

Tags Accessibility Research Government Posted 5 months ago by Jesse Neill

The recent National Census was the most accessible and inclusive survey yet, with the 2021 survey being easily used by... Read more

Life changing funding available for people with disabilities

Tags Noticeboard Posted 5 months ago

In a bid to bridge the gaps between an individual participant's NDIS plan, disability service provider Youngcare... Read more

Research backs changes in medical records to support mothers with a disability

Tags Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

Something as simple as a change in medical records could improve the pregnancy care thousands of women with a disability... Read more

Rental crisis for disability care workers worsened by COVID-19

Tags Accommodation Research Industry Posted 5 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Rental affordability for COVID-19 essential staff is in crisis with workers, including the disability support workforce,... Read more

The former disability care worker of Ann Marie Smith pleads guilty to manslaughter

Tags NDIS Royal Commission Posted 5 months ago by Jesse Neill

The carer of a 54-year-old woman with cerebral palsy who died in April 2020 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Read more

People with disability in NSW group home diagnosed with COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Health and Wellbeing Posted 5 months ago by Jesse Neill

With COVID-19 cases in New South Wales continuing to increase, there are growing concerns for vulnerable residents in a... Read more

Advocates call for extra vaccine measures for disability support workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 6 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Australian Services Union (ASU) is calling on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Minister Linda Reynolds to... Read more

COVID vaccines not mandatory for disability workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 6 months ago by Jesse Neill

COVID-19 vaccinations are being “strongly recommended” for disability support workers, but the Federal Government has... Read more