Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Government-funded workplaces putting people with intellectual disability at risk

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Employment Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Disability advocates say that people with an intellectual disability are being put at greater risk of being exposed t… Read more

Priority home delivery for NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new priority service launched this Monday in partnership with some of Australia’s biggest supermarkets to provide… Read more

Unique challenges of Indigenous people with disability during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

While the country deals with the impact of the coronavirus, and people with disability face their own challenges aro… Read more

The smiley face system looking out for people with a disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Community Vision, a not-for-profit community-based organisation in Western Australia, has come up with a unique way t… Read more

Autism Awareness Day during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

For the thirteenth time, the world is coming together on 2 April for World Autism Awareness Day, in support and recog… Read more

Staying connected with each other during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

During the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing measures have been introduced to try and combat the virus. However, i… Read more

Royal Commission raises concerns about COVID-19 support

Tags Conditions Accessibility Employment Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission (DRC) has released a statement saying it's “deeply concerned” about the impact of… Read more

Helping someone with intellectual disability during COVID-19

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Advice Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Information about COVID-19 is continually changing as new information becomes available. It is important everyone und… Read more

New Down syndrome app launched in Australia to provide information

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Advice Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) has launched a new app to provide information about Down syndrome to the community to h… Read more

Message from the CEO: An important update about COVID-19

Tags Noticeboard Posted 4 months ago

"As a community we're in uncharted waters as we face the challenges of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Read more

How to help keep yourself healthy and safe during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Staying safe and keeping healthy during the outbreak of COVID-19 will help protect yourself and others. Read more

Explaining coronavirus and COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Advice Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The coronavirus currently spreading around the world is also known as COVID-19.  Read more

New measures to support participants and providers during COVID-19

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

New measures have been announced to ensure support is in place for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) partic… Read more

Parents of children with autism may be at greater risk for PTSD

Tags Conditions Autism Mental Health Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a result of caring for their child nearly 1 in 5 parents of children living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) wh… Read more

Disability Royal Commission suspended due to COVID-19

Tags Education Accessibility Industry Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has, until further noti… Read more

$85 million grant round opens to help Australians with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Industry Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians living with a disability are set to benefit from new funding to increase community participation, after t… Read more

Resource for women and girls with disability launches in Australia

Tags Conditions Accessibility Advice Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) have launched a world first website called Our Place to support women and gi… Read more

Newstart obligations for disabled “unrealistic”

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Newstart Allowance recipients who have disabilities or are sick face “unrealistic’  Read more

Coronavirus may impact services delivered to people with disability

Tags Conditions Advice Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The potential impact of coronavirus on those with a disability has led peak body People With Disability Australia (PW… Read more

Greater support for Australians with an intellectual disability

Tags Conditions Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government is investing $6.5 million into a Primary Care Enhancement Program (PCEP) to support Australian… Read more