Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

New tech club for young people with autism coming to regional South Australia

Tags Autism Education Posted 4 months ago

Young people with autism in the South Australian town Port Pirie, will be able to build technical and social skills at a… Read more

Victorian students with disability to benefit from $1.6b State Government education support

Tags Education Government Posted 4 months ago

The Victorian Government has announced $1.6 billion in funding to support students with disability in the classroom thro… Read more

First Nations people with disability raise injustice, discrimination at RC

Tags Government Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago

First Nations people with disability will tell the Disability Royal Commission this week about the structural violence t… Read more

Peak body launches national autism helpline

Tags Autism Advice Posted 5 months ago

Victorian autism peak body Amaze has launched a national autism helpline called Autism Connect. Read more

First Nations people to tell their stories at next RC hearing

Tags Government Royal Commission Posted 5 months ago

First Nations people with disability and their families who have interacted with child protection systems will tell thei… Read more

MS Australia announces the appointment of new CEO

Tags Noticeboard Industry Posted 5 months ago

The Board of MS Australia has announced Mr Rohan Greenland as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer. Read more

Early intervention plays important part in development of children on autism spectrum

Tags NDIS Autism Posted 5 months ago

A landmark report has been released looking at the impact of early intervention on children on the autism spectrum. Read more

Finalists announced for 2020 National Awards for Disability Leadership

Posted 5 months ago

Researchers, artists, advocates and volunteer organisations are among the 2020 National Awards for Disability Leadership… Read more

Central Coast social enterprise creates disability employment opportunities

Tags Employment Posted 5 months ago

A social enterprise selling sewing and crafting supplies while providing employment for people with disability has opene… Read more

Wheelchair users to wear their personality on their wheels

Tags Accessibility Transport Posted 5 months ago

Australian wheelchair users can now add a personal touch to their 'wheels' thanks to an Australian-first product launche… Read more

Disability Royal Commission extension requested as Interim Report released

Posted 5 months ago

Chair of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability Ronald Sackville … Read more

Resolving unconscious bias towards people with disability in the workplace

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 5 months ago

Unconscious biases towards people with disability are still negatively influencing the recruitment process and preventin… Read more

New educational video highlights role of occupational therapists ahead of National OT Week

Tags Conditions Therapies Industry Posted 5 months ago

A new educational video highlighting the work of occupational therapists has been released by National Disability Insura… Read more

NDIS Participants to access free assessments as part of pilot

Tags NDIS Posted 5 months ago

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Participants will have the opportunity to experience free independent assess… Read more

Virtual reality program a ‘game-changer’ for children with intellectual disabilities

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 5 months ago

Researchers at the University of South Australia (UniSA) have developed a new virtual reality (VR) program to help child… Read more

Federal Government announces plan to better protect privacy during and after Royal Commission

Posted 5 months ago

Disability advocates have welcomed the Federal Government’s plan to amend the Royal Commissions Act to better protect th… Read more

Victorian tutor recruitment program needs strong autism focus says peak body

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 6 months ago

The Victorian Government’s pledge to recruit and deploy 4,100 tutors across the State’s schools in 2021 must be coupled … Read more

COVID-19 information accessibility lacking for blind and low vision Australians

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 6 months ago

A Monash University study has found that graphical information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic regularly presented in … Read more

Federal Budget leaves the nation’s vulnerable “high and dry”, say community peak bodies

Tags Finance Accessibility Posted 6 months ago

Low income Australians, including those on the Disability Support Pension, are set to receive a $500 handout from Decemb… Read more

#MakeItSafeToSpeak to the Disability Royal Commission

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Advice Posted 6 months ago

Representative organisations from Disabled People’s Organisations of Australia are campaigning for legislation to protec… Read more