Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

SA children with autism to access extra educational support from Term 4

Tags Autism Education Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

More South Australian children with autism will be able to access extra educational support under new changes by the … Read more

Report shows Australia still falls short on disability rights

Tags Education Research Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new report has highlighted the discrimination and hardship people with disability face, with over 60 percent of sur… Read more

Picture cards help young adults with autism set goals

Tags Autism Education Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Picture cards developed by young people with autism will assist other young adults and teenagers on the spectrum in i… Read more

Submissions open for Disability Royal Commission

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has officially opened i… Read more

New programs to upskill the Western Australian disability and aged care workforce

Tags Education Employment Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

The¬†Western Australian Government has announced two new programs to help upskill the disability and aged care workfo… Read more

Hireup welcomes its first Chief Operating Officer

Tags Employment Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Disability service organisation, Hireup, has welcomed a new staff member with global experience and a background in t… Read more

New project promotes accessible health resources for people with intellectual disability

Tags Education Accessibility Research Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A research project is aiming to promote accessible health information for people with intellectual disability by anal… Read more

Pooches and their people pound the pavement for PAWGUST

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Thousands of Australians will pound the pavement with their pooches this month to help raise much-needed funds for th… Read more

New campaign set to break down employment barriers

Tags Education Accessibility Mental Health Employment Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new campaign launched by the Dylan Alcott Foundation is set to break down the barriers people with disability face … Read more

Two renowned disability organisations rebrand under new name

Tags Employment Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Disability service providers, House With No Steps and The Tipping Foundation have undergone an exciting new rebrand j… Read more

Applications open for program supporting studying young carers

Tags Education Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Juggling the responsibilities of caring for someone and study workloads can be incredibly difficult, but a program su… Read more

World-first trial to see if melatonin protects babies from cerebral palsy

Tags Research Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A world-first trial of a maternal melatonin supplement may help improve outcomes for babies at risk of cerebral palsy… Read more

Report reveals housing tenants with complex needs increasing

Tags Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new report has delved into the increasing proportion of tenants with complex needs who may require support to live … Read more

CYDA welcomes new CEO, Mary Sayers

Tags Employment Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Disability peak body, Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) have welcomed their new Chief Execut… Read more

NDIS celebrates two huge milestones

Tags NDIS Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has reached a significant milestone with more than 300,000 Australian… Read more

AAT rules sex therapy funding falls under the NDIS

Tags NDIS Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

People with disability could be funded for sex therapy under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) followin… Read more

Funding to deliver project helping develop literacy skills of children with autism

Tags Finance Autism Education Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Sydney researchers have secured funding for a project aiming to develop and evaluate ways to support children with au… Read more

Paralympics Australia reveals Indigenous uniform design

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Paralympics Australia has revealed its impressive Indigenous-inspired team¬†uniform their athletes will wear at Tokyo… Read more

Program supporting young South Australians with ABI returns

Tags Conditions Education Mental Health Employment Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A popular South Australian program helping young people who have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI) through a m… Read more

Project aimed at more inclusive youth services for young people with disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new project helping Victorian youth workers ensure their services are accessible and inclusive of young people with… Read more