Answering the same questions over and over: how to talk to people with dementia

Guidance on how to communicate more effectively with people who have dementia.

If nature is so good for us, why aren’t all public green spaces accessible?

It is strange that local authorities aren't making all parks and outdoor areas accessible given the good impact they have on our mental health.

Looking for a nursing home place for your parent with dementia? Here’s what to consider

Six keys things to consider when faced with the responsibility of finding the right nursing home for a parent with dementia.

New risks for disability care workers under the NDIS

Adequate employment safeguards and conditions are at risk for disability care workers under the NDIS.

Don’t blame the computer for NDIS IT bungle

The implementation and testing of the NDIA portal software system has been an absolute unmitigated disaster for the NDIA, service providers and disabled participants but who is to blame?

Landmark study finds disability diversity the lowest represented on Australian TV

A new study has found that diversity on Australian TV drama shows does not match the diversity in the population and disability representation is the worst.

Bad For All Of Us: The backlash against open plan offices: segmented space

The evidence is now overwhelming that open plan offices are detrimental on many fronts to workers, including our mental health.

Bad For All Of Us: The backlash against open plan offices: segmented space

The evidence is now overwhelming that open plan offices are detrimental on many fronts to workers, including our mental health.

From act of terrorism to mental health symptom: we’re shifting blame but at what cost?

The media usually over simplifies the reporting of alleged terror events and simply blames the person's mental health problems which affects everyone with mental health issues.

[Report] Vulnerable children being re-traumatised by services

Schools, social workers, police and NHS staff are inadvertently re-traumatising vulnerable children, because of fundamental misunderstandings about their behaviour, according to a new report.

[Research] Almost half of businesses apprehensive about hiring people with disabilities

Almost half of UK businesses admit to being apprehensive about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they won’t be able to do the job and concerns about making inappropriate comments or actions.

You Can’t Ask That Asks The Non-PC Questions You’re Scared To

A brilliant new TV series examines social issues in a completely non politically correct way.

ABC Fails To Consider Discriminatory Impact Of Transcript Cutbacks On The Deaf & Hearing Impaired

The ABC will now only transcribe one key interview from key news and current affair radio programs and has failed To Consider Discriminatory Impact Of Transcript Cutbacks On The Deaf & Hearing Impaired

If nature is so good for us, why aren’t all public green spaces accessible?

It is strange that local authorities aren't making all parks and outdoor areas accessible given the good impact they have on our mental health.

School is not always a safe place for students with disability – this has to change

School teachers are struggling to adequately support students with complex needs and school environments allow abuse to occur.

Longing for love, sex, marriage and make-up: Narratives of sexuality from the disabled

Ranging from a moral ban on watching pornography, masturbating to wearing make-up, physically disabled people are either considered to be sexually hyperactive or asexual beings.

Invisible disabilities and festivals – Why can’t I use the disabled loos in peace?

People with invisible disabilities can be given a hard time when using disabled toilets also known as accessible toilets. Not everyone uses a wheelchair that needs these toilets!

Answering the same questions over and over: how to talk to people with dementia

Guidance on how to communicate more effectively with people who have dementia.

Looking for a nursing home place for your parent with dementia? Here’s what to consider

Six keys things to consider when faced with the responsibility of finding the right nursing home for a parent with dementia.

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[Video] – DCA’s Winter School Holiday Program 2016 – Auslan version

Winter school holiday program from Deaf Children Australia with Auslan.

Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference

Full details on an exciting upcoming conference about disability advocacy which will be vital under the NDIS.

REGISTER NOW! Medication Management in Supported Living Settings

A training event in relation to the administration of medications in disability supported living arrangements.

Younger People with Very High & Complex Care Needs Conference

Conference regarding care, housing and support for younger people with severe disabilities 14-15 June in Melbourne