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Sydney Harbour Bridge now fully accessible!

1 month ago

One of Australia’s greatest landmarks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, is now accessible to everyone following the installat…

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Awareness day highlights condition affecting an average of two children per classroom

1 month ago

A condition affecting an average of two children in every classroom will be the focus of International Developmental …

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Australia’s first national guideline for autism assessment and diagnosis released

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Australians with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can expect optimal clinical care, thanks to the release of the nation…

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Virtual reality device aids stroke recovery

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A virtual reality device is helping rehabilitate people who have had a stroke with modern technology that is also abl…

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Disability advocacy amped up in WA and VIC

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A funding boost for systemic advocacy will support the rights of people with disability as the National Disability In…

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International White Cane Day, an opportunity to inform public

1 month ago

A new national survey has shown two thirds of people who use white canes have been unexpectedly handled by a member o…

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National Carers Week shares stories of love and heartache

2 months ago

Stories of love, courage, persistence and patience will be the focus of this year’s National Carers Week which will…

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Productivity Commission will look into Australia’s mental health

2 months ago

The role of mental health in the Australian economy will be put under the microscope of a Productivity Commission Inq…

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New tactile fifty dollar note ‘a step forward in accessibility’

2 months ago

The fifty dollar note will join the five and ten dollar notes in the ranks of inclusive currency, with the introducti…

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World Para-swimming event opens on home soil

2 months ago

The world’s greatest para-swimmers will make a splash in Melbourne, with the announcement that the state will play …

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Mental health focus heralds trial virtual mentoring program, awards and possible world record

2 months ago

Coinciding with World Mental Health Week (7-13 October) and World Mental Health Day (10 October), the state of New So…

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New documentary shares stories of fatherhood and autism

2 months ago

A new film by Autism Awareness Australia will share the honest and humorous stories of twelve Australian fathers as t…

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World Cerebral Palsy Day encourages people to take action

2 months ago

People living with cerebral palsy (CP) are often ‘invisible' in the community, but this World Cerebral Palsy Day or…

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NDIS reaches 200,000 milestone

2 months ago

The National Disability Insurance Scheme celebrated a major milestone last week after welcoming its 200,000th partici…

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New awards seeks to acknowledge valued work of disabled people

2 months ago

An event to acknowledge the valuable work both individuals and organisations do within the disability sector has been…

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Australians urged to ‘get their ribbons on’ for Amputee Awareness Week

2 months ago

The Australian public has been urged to don a green ribbon in support of Australian amputees and people with limb los…

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October focuses on Down syndrome awareness

2 months ago

This year’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month, held throughout October aims to educate the community and share the stor…

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Grant enables autistic community to join the conversation

2 months ago

Autism West has received a Lotterywest grant to help subsidise tickets for their annual symposium, aimed at bringing …

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Technology improves independence for people with disability

2 months ago

Technology has yet again proved its value within the disability sector with the introduction of both a new navigation…

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Awareness week celebrates the deaf community

2 months ago

This Sunday marks the first International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL), celebrated as part of International Week of D…

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