disability

Small child sitting hunched over against the wall hugging their knees

A new study has found autism is the top risk factor for bullying among all neurodiversities.

People protesting for support of NDIS

The short-term NDIS priorities for the new government are to rebuild trust and restore it to its original intention.

Middle age woman sitting on bed clutches at back in apparent pain

Measures to curb growing rates of opioid use are also making it difficult for people with long-term, chronic pain to get ongoing prescriptions.

Two women wearing medical facemasks, one providing support as the other struggles with respiratory discomfort

While public health measures in schools and hospitals aim to reduce COVID transmission, people with disability who have support workers in their homes have largely been forgotten.

Woman in wheelchair using her laptop

While men and women experience disability at similar rates, men are more likely to be diagnosed with disabilities more readily supported by the NDIS.

People gather for picnics near Sydney Opera House

There are five groups in our community who are vulnerable under our current reopening plan. Here are the things we should do to help protect them.

Teenage girl in wheelchair using a laptop next to her mother

In a new survey, almost two-thirds of parents reported having trouble securing a vaccination for their child or children with disability.

A woman receives a vaccine at an Aboriginal Medical Service Centre

It’s simply not “safe” for many Australians to come out of Scott Morrison’s proverbial cave until vaccination rates increase.

woman in a wheelchair is helped into a vehicle

The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. Data doesn't really tell us whether they'd deliver for Australians with disability.

a woman in a wheelchair sits looking at a window filled with bright light

During the height of the pandemic, people with disability felt they had been forgotten and were not a priority. In the vaccine rollout, the government is repeating its past mistakes.

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