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Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Bill Shorten’s leadership continues in disability space

Posted 9 months ago by Nicole Pope

As Anthony Albanese takes his stand as Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten will continue to support Australians wi… Read more

Peak bodies call on more inclusive, respectful airline practices

Tags User Stories Accessibility Posted 9 months ago by Nicole Pope

Peak disability bodies have called on airlines to be more inclusive and respectful to travellers with disability, aft… Read more

People with intellectual disability face voting barriers, report finds

Tags Conditions Accessibility Research Posted 9 months ago by Nicole Pope

Ground-breaking, Australian first research from La Trobe University’s Living with Disability Research Centre has ca… Read more

Report provides a snapshot of National Disability Agreement

Tags NDIS Research Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released a report recapping disability support services fun… Read more

Popular creative program for young adults with autism heads to the Gold Coast

Tags Autism Education Employment Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

A popular games, animation and creative design program designed for young people on the autism spectrum is expanding … Read more

Treat me like everyone else: The dos and don’ts of non-verbal communication

Posted 10 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - “People assume that I have an intellectual disability just because I’m non-verbal. Read more

PM appoints new Ministers overseeing disability sector

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed his new cabinet with some changes set to affect the disability sector. Read more

Grants help NDIS provide better supports in regional Victoria

Tags NDIS Finance Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

Organisations providing disability support services in regional Victoria could soon benefit from grants helping incre… Read more

Online toolkit and policy to boost digital accessibility

Tags Accessibility Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

The South Australian Government is supporting online platforms in becoming more accessible with the launch of its new… Read more

Peak bodies turn to ensuring re-elected Government fulfils NDIS promise

Tags NDIS Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

Peak disability bodies are urging the re-elected Liberal Government to turn its attention to fulfilling its National … Read more

Children’s book series expands to celebrate neurodiversity

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new children’s book celebrating neurodiversity is the centre of a crowdfunding campaign to get it on the shelves … Read more

Mental health in people with Down syndrome a focus of new resource

Tags Down Syndrome Education Mental Health Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

Following the launch of a resource helping people with Down syndrome make their own decisions last month, peak body … Read more

National Volunteer Week celebrates 30 years

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

This week is National Volunteer Week, acknowledging the ‘world of difference’ Australia’s 6 million volunteers … Read more

Getty Images Disability Collection celebrates its one year anniversary

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

As a step forward in creating an inclusive society, stock image company Getty Images are celebrating the first birthd… Read more

Eye gaze technology recognised at Disability Support Awards

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

The team behind the technology helping support students with disability to learn, communicate and partake in recreati… Read more

Family ties supporting brothers to thrive

Posted 10 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - For people with disability the support of loved ones as well as a network of experts is vital.  Read more

Brisbane Airport supports travellers with hidden disabilities

Tags Autism Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

Many Australian airports offer assistance to people with disability, but Brisbane Airport’s new program will suppor… Read more

Sensory rooms at AFL stadiums kicking family fun goals

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

Sensory rooms at Australian Football League (AFL) stadiums could be standard if the St Kilda Football Club rooms at D… Read more

Mothers share appreciation for support group in light of Mother’s Day

Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

Mothers provide endless love and support throughout our lives and some Victorian mothers of children with disability … Read more

NDIS Quarterly Report shows improved participant experience but issues remain

Tags NDIS Finance Research Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quarterly Report has shown a record 32,000 participants entered the S… Read more