Pokémon Go used in classrooms to help autistic children

Pokémon Go use by autistic children improved their social skills and made them more engaged with learning.

Should I say “autistic person”? or “person with autism”?

Discussion on the ongoing debate over how to describe a disabled person, in this case a person with autism or perhaps an autistic person.

Why working with a disability is harder than it has to be

Being disabled and taking care of everything that entails amounts to a part time job in itself & often prevents full time employment.

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You can provide your blog or website readers with free disability and NDIS content by linking to My Disability Matters or displaying our news and article headlines on your site for free.

Understanding the NDIS: how does the scheme view music therapy?

Can you get assistance for music therapy under the NDIS for primarily autistic children?

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.

Ditching Logan’s public-private regeneration sets Queensland back on social and affordable housing

The prospect of a massive increase in public affordable housing for the disabled in Queensland has been destroyed by the Queensland Government by abandoning a major project.

Study shows direct manipulation of brain can reverse effects of depression

Study shows direct manipulation of brain can reverse effects of depression. Admittedly it sounds a scary treatment!

[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.

[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.

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[Video] Casual Ableist Language

Ableism is widely accepted in our society and is commonly used to insult others or to describe something negative.

Should I say “autistic person”? or “person with autism”?

Discussion on the ongoing debate over how to describe a disabled person, in this case a person with autism or perhaps an autistic person.

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.

Understanding the NDIS: how does the scheme view music therapy?

Can you get assistance for music therapy under the NDIS for primarily autistic children?

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!

Myth-Busting – Four rumours about home accessibility

An accessible home is a home like any other, and requires attention to style, design, comfort and function like all houses.

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[Video] Home modifications for the elderly and disabled

A discussion on home modifications so the elderly and people with disability can stay in their home.

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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