Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Speech pathologists commend books in helping development

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A number of books aimed to assist children in their communication and literacy development have been shortlisted for … Read more

Disabled Wintersport Australia celebrates 40 years!

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

There are two causes for celebration within the field of disability winter sports, with a special anniversary being c… Read more

Aged care Royal Commission re-ignites hope for inquiry into disability sector

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The call for a Royal Commission into the aged care sector has been met with mixed emotions, as the inquiry takes aim … Read more

New radio program to break down disability stigma

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Bartlett

A new disability radio program in Adelaide is aiming to eliminate ableism and change how society thinks, approaches a… Read more

Screening tool to help nurses diagnose autism earlier

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Thirteen years of intensive research and evaluation has paid off for the team at La Trobe University’s Olga Tenniso… Read more

Disability conference grant recipients announced

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Bartlett

People with disability will now have a greater opportunity to attend national disability conferences thanks to a new … Read more

Melbourne welcomes inclusive and accessible Fringe event

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The city of Melbourne is set to become even more lively, accessible and inclusive, with this year's Melbourne Fringe … Read more

New app to break down accessibility barriers

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Bartlett

A new app is providing people with disability insight into the accessibility of a venue at the touch of a button. Read more

Disability Action Week to promote equal opportunity for all Queenslanders

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Bartlett

Disability Action Week will run from 9 to 15 September this year with a focus on empowering people with disability an… Read more

Victorian venues open doors to inclusion

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Over 25 venues across metropolitan and regional Victoria will allow people disability and mobility impairments to enj… Read more

Virtual reality to educate disability support staff in ‘risky’ situations

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Support staff will be given the opportunity to experience high risk situations involving people with disability throu… Read more

Program turns over new page for publishing industry

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Writers with disability will be supported in developing their work through a groundbreaking program. Read more

Research shows link between multiple sclerosis and healthy food choices

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Bartlett

A diet high in vegetables and fish may be associated with a lower risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study by Wes… Read more

Government continues support for autism specialised early learning centres

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

An investment into the intensive support of children with autism was announced by the former Turnbull Government. Read more

Disability service providers to deliver accommodation and respite support

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Five Victorian not-for-profit disability service providers will aid the transition of the National Disability Insuran… Read more

New NDIS improvements include lift of staffing cap

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

New improvements to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for both participants and providers will begin to… Read more

New ministers for social services announced in Government reshuffle

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Two fresh Social Services Ministers have been announced and now sworn in by newly appointed Prime Minister, Scott Mor… Read more

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week challenges perceptions

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Next week marks Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness and challenging perceptions … Read more

Volunteering Services Australia join annual celebration of social inclusion

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Bartlett

Volunteering Services Australia (VSA) has been appointed to promote the International Day of People with Disabilities… Read more

Additional Government funding targets remote communities

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Bartlett

The Australian Government has announced another significant funding grant to help those living with disability receiv… Read more