Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Sensory safe Santa spreads festive cheer for every child

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Christmas spirit will be spread far and wide with ‘sensory safe’ Santa sessions being held across the country… Read more

Funding boosts autism research

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Government has announced it will filter nearly $4 million into autism research to help improve the diagnosis, tre… Read more

AccessAbility Day links people with disability and employers

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A Government initiative will help more than four million Australians living with disability explore employment possib… Read more

New initiative to help athletes with disability access sport equipment

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

People with disability will be able to access the equipment required to participate in para-sport, thanks to the Spo… Read more

Study finds adults with autism prescribed psychotropic drugs without diagnosis

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new study has found adults on the autism spectrum are being prescribed medication for mental health conditions with… Read more

Program developed by partnership equips next generation of support workers

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

SPONSORED STORY - A program, born from a partnership between Enhance Training (part of the Hessel Group) and SACARE … Read more

Not a dry eye for Kurt Fearnley’s NSW Australian of the Year 2019 acceptance speech

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Three-time Australian Paralympic Gold Medallist, author, and disability advocate Kurt Fearnley has been awarded the N… Read more

Focus group hopes to improve healthcare delivery for people with disability

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new project led by People with Disabilities Western Australia (PWDWA) and Health Consumers’ Council WA (HCC) are … Read more

Sensory and social space for autism opens in Adelaide’s north

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A purpose built, state-of-the-art sensory and social space for people with autism has opened in Adelaide’s northern… Read more

New pilot will trial health professionals in accessing functional capacity

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will trial the effectiveness of health professionals in assessing the… Read more

Film project to DisRupt and share stories of disability experience

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Budding Australian creatives and filmmakers with disability will have the opportunity to create their own film, thank… Read more

Project offers regional tertiary students with disability paid internships

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Fifty tertiary students with disability living in regional Victoria are set to benefit from a new Government funded p… Read more

NSW Ombudsman report highlights shocking abuse and neglect

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A report released by the New South Wales (NSW) Ombudsman has revealed horrific acts of abuse and neglect of adults wi… Read more

Aussie Biscuits to cook up Jam Drops and job opportunities in new factory

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A New South Wales biscuit baking business that has been creating employment opportunities for people with disability … Read more

South Australia welcomes first accessible music festival

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

South Australia will welcome its first ever accessible music festival this summer to celebrate the International Day … Read more

Urgent inquiry into intellectual disability deaths a key focus of upcoming events

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

An event held in Sydney early next week will address the urgent need for an inquiry into health and avoidable deaths … Read more

New podcast airs candid conversations on disability

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new podcast brought to life by Disability Services Consulting (DSC) will bring industry experts and identities toge… Read more

Wheelchair innovation launches in Australia

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

An innovative product already helping wheelchair users overseas is being launched in Australia Read more

Ballarat welcomes accessible and transportable toilet and changing facility

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Victorian city of Ballarat will become more inclusive of people with disability, with the installation of a tran… Read more

Online learning environment “a growing concern” for university students with vision impairment

Posted 8 months ago by Nicole Pope

An increasingly popular method of teaching within Australian universities is causing barriers for students with visio… Read more