Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

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

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

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

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

Virtual reality device aids stroke recovery

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

Disability advocacy amped up in WA and VIC

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

International White Cane Day, an opportunity to inform public

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

National Carers Week shares stories of love and heartache

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

Productivity Commission will look into Australia’s mental health

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

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

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

World Para-swimming event opens on home soil

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

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

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

New documentary shares stories of fatherhood and autism

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

World Cerebral Palsy Day encourages people to take action

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Bartlett

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

NDIS reaches 200,000 milestone

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

New awards seeks to acknowledge valued work of disabled people

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

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

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

October focuses on Down syndrome awareness

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Bartlett

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

Grant enables autistic community to join the conversation

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Bartlett

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

Technology improves independence for people with disability

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

Awareness week celebrates the deaf community

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Bartlett

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

Partnership offers increasing employment opportunities for people with disability

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Bartlett

A Western Australian energy provider has partnered with National Disability Services’ (NDS) BuyAbility program to p… Read more