Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Celebrating the contributions of Australians with disability

Tags Conditions Accessibility Advice Posted 11 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD), raising awareness, understanding and acceptance, and ac… Read more

Support services for Disability Royal Commission announced

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Advice Posted 11 months ago by Liz Alderslade

All of the support organisations receiving funding from the Government to cover people engaging with the Disability R… Read more

Ambulance Victoria and Vision Australia launch new accessibility initiative

Tags Conditions Accessibility Transport Posted 11 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Ambulance Victoria’s new ID cards will make them more identifiable to people who are blind or with low vision, due … Read more

Government strengthens Younger People in Residential Aged Care Action Plan target

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 11 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Following the release of the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report, the Government has responded to the issue of … Read more

Making work accessible for everyone

Tags NDIS Employment Posted 11 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The Australian Government initiative, AccessAbility Day, kicks off today, allowing employers to connect with job seek… Read more

New program provides seasonal work for people with disability

Tags Employment Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

A new labour hire program for people with disability, called LabourIn, is launching at a high demand time of year, ju… Read more

Minister promises big future changes for the NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Stuart Robert addressed the National Press Club in Canbe… Read more

Community shares anger and frustration with Government

Tags NDIS User Stories Advice Research Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held their second Adela… Read more

Trial into musculoskeletal disability receives $1.3 million in Federal funding

Tags Education Research Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

The Mitchell Institute at Victoria University has received $1.3 million of Federal Government funding to undertake a … Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Inclusive education works

Tags Education Advice Research Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

The final two days of the education hearings in Brisbane for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and E… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Teachers are not trained in inclusive education

Tags Education Advice Research Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

Day two of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability heard from a… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: First hearings start with education inquiry

Tags Education Advice Research Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

The first day of the inaugural hearings for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Pe… Read more

A guide to the Disability Royal Commission

Tags Advice Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has had its first set … Read more

Younger people with disability need to be removed from aged care

Tags NDIS Accommodation Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

The Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has recommended the removal of all you… Read more

Report finds children with disability are being robbed of their education

Tags Education Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

A week out from the first Disability Royal Commission hearing, Children and Young People with Disability Australia (C… Read more

Occupational Therapy Week celebrates the hard work of OT’s

Tags Therapies Posted 1 year ago

SPONSORED STORY - For this year’s Occupational Therapy Week, running from 21 to 27 October, Perth aged care and dis… Read more

Disability Royal Commission first hearings announced

Tags Advice Research Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has announced the start… Read more

New book series explores diversity through art and storytelling

Tags Conditions Autism Education Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

A special diversity and inclusion book series, created by a mother of a child with disability and local Adelaide arti… Read more

International Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day

Tags Conditions Education Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

Speech Pathology Australia is driving a national conversation around Developmental Language Disorders (DLD), which is… Read more

New CEO of the NDIA board revealed

Tags NDIS Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

After nearly a six month vacancy, the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Disability Insurance Agency (… Read more