Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

People with disability and employers ‘overlooked’ in DES reforms

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

The reform of Australia’s Disability Employment Services (DES) designed to give people with disability the opportun… Read more

Ink dries on Australia's first guide to disability support

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

An Australian first publication will change the way Australians with disability and their families access information… Read more

New Seeing Eye Dog puppies call for volunteer carers

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Inside the walls of Seeing Eye Dogs Australia’s breeding centre in Kensington, Melbourne herald the 72 tiny paws an… Read more

WA establishes Advisory Group to aid NDIS transition

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Transition Governance Advisory Group has been established following the… Read more

Government invests in NSW and TAS mental health

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A record spend on mental health has been announced in the New South Wales (NSW) 2018-2019 Budget and another funding … Read more

Northern Territory celebrates final NDIS roll-out while Western Australia joins

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The final stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll-out in the Northern Territory (NT) has commen… Read more

Victorian report shows students with disability experience discrimination

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A report has shown Victorian children with disability face significant challenges in mainstream schools, including di… Read more

New education toolkit bridges gap in communication difficulties

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The launch of an Australian first online resource will help support teachers in educating students with communication… Read more

Australian Foundation for Disability celebrates 65 years of service

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

One of Australia’s longest serving not-for-profit disability organisations, Australian Foundation for Disability (A… Read more

New accessible alpine base to warm the hearts of people with disability

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Falls Creek in Victoria is now home to Australia’s first dedicated accessible alpine base. Read more

Nothing is too much trouble for Community Concierge SA

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

SPONSORED STORY - Businesses within an iconic Adelaide building can get their favourite shirt dry cleaned or a taxi b… Read more

Advisory group established to support autism outcomes

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will be better informed when it comes to supporting people with autis… Read more

Focus On Ability Film Festival fields record entries in 10th year

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

An Australian film festival dedicated to showcasing the abilities of disabilities has celebrated a record number of 2… Read more

Minister calls for review into Victoria’s oldest deaf school

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A review into the Victorian College of the Deaf (VCD) has been welcomed by disability advocates and the college itsel… Read more

Expanded program equips future leaders in autistic pride

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new expanded program developed by The Co-operative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) has come a l… Read more

Golfers with disability putt on the big stage

Posted 8 months ago by Nicole Pope

In a world-first, golfers with disability will tee off at this year’s Emirates Australian Open, held in Sy… Read more

Younger people with disability living in aged care a serious issue

Posted 8 months ago by Nicole Pope

The issue of younger people with disability living in residential aged care homes has been brought to light, followin… Read more

World first OT facility for adolescents with autism opens in Adelaide

Posted 8 months ago by Nicole Pope

A world first occupational therapy facility will help the development of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (A… Read more

Braille signs lead way on pedestrian crossings in Cairns CBD

Posted 8 months ago by Nicole Pope

Braille signs are being trialed above pedestrian crossings in Cairns’ CBD in what is the largest initiative in regi… Read more

New resource to lead end-of-life conversations

Posted 8 months ago by Nicole Pope

People with intellectual disabilities will be more involved in essential end-of-life conversations with the help of a… Read more