Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

September raises awareness for Therapy Dogs

Tags Education Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

This month is Therapy Dog Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to raise awareness for these special canines and … Read more

New test to detect cognitive changes early in people with MS

Tags Education Accessibility Research Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A simple, quick test could be the answer to the early detection of thinking and memory changes in people living with … Read more

New initiative unlocks accessible games industry

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new initiative has hit ‘play’ in helping the Australian and New Zealand games industry become more accessible. Read more

New CEO welcomed to Achieve Australia

Tags Employment Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Disability support provider, Achieve Australia, has welcomed Jo-Anne Hewitt as their newly appointed Chief Executive … Read more

New stock images represent Australia’s disability community

Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new collaboration with Getty Images will bring to life stock imagery that represents Australians with disability. Read more

Program fosters inclusive education for children with neurodevelopmental disorders

Tags Autism Education Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new program will help support the inclusive education of students with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism… Read more

Program helps teenage girls with autism become internet savvy

Tags Autism Education Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new popular program, and the only one of its kind, is helping teenage girls on the autism spectrum stay safe online… Read more

Speech Pathology Week shines light on ‘hidden’ disability

Tags Education Employment Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A spotlight will be shown on the ‘hidden’ disability affecting 1.2 million Australians during Speech Pathology We… Read more

Single biggest reform to support Australian carers in over 10 years

Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Australia's 2.7 million carers will be better supported in their valuable roles under what has been labelled the 'sin… Read more

New resource to boost financial independence

Tags Finance Education Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

People with living intellectual disability can learn how to manage their own finances and make monetary decisions wit… Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Week highlights invisible disabilities

Tags Conditions Education Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

This week is Brain Injury Awareness Week and heralds an opportunity to raise awareness for the 700,000 Australians wh… Read more

National study tells story of those living with MS

Tags Conditions Research Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new national study has helped paint the picture of life with multiple sclerosis (MS), including the supports, servi… Read more

Research hub to develop ‘smart home’ technology for disability

Tags Accessibility Accommodation Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new research hub will be established in Victoria to develop personalised ‘smart home’ technology for people wit… Read more

Retina scan detects autism in children earlier

Tags Autism Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Thirteen years in the making, new eye scan technology has the potential to detect a biomarker for autism much earlier… Read more

Online resource expands to support life transitions and events

Tags Education Mental Health Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

An online resource helping health professionals and carers to better understand and support the mental health and wel… Read more

Vision Australia helps jobseekers dress to impress

Tags Education Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

People who are blind or have low vision will feel more confident fronting up to a job interview thanks to a new initi… Read more

MS Readathon returns for 41st year

Tags Conditions Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Children will lose themselves in the magic of literature this month during the annual 41st MS Readathon. Read more

NDIS under inquiry microscope

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be placed under the microscope during three new inquiries into p… Read more

Australian researchers involved in record international study of epilepsy genes

Tags Conditions Research Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Australian researchers and patients have been involved in an international study looking at the genetic sequences of … Read more

People with Disability Australia welcomes new CEO

Tags Employment Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

National disability peak body, People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has appointed its new Chief Executive Officer… Read more