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New study: disability-related discrimination rife in public places

Results from a Sydney study show discrimination in public places is common for young people with disability. It is estimated that 12.6 per cent of young Australians aged 15-29 have a disability, and these young adults face disadvantages in many areas, such as education and financial institutions, however, the impact of interpersonal discrimination in public […]

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Trail blazing research for spinal cord injury

Gound breaking spinal cord injury research comes to Australia. In what was once considered to be impossible, that is restoring meaningful levels of feeling and function to people who are paralysed, now holds out some hope to the 15,000 Australians living with spinal cord injuries.  It uses neurostimulation or ‘currents’ of electricity to revive injured […]

Advocacy group can assist with NDIS process

Legal help is available when it comes to navigating the NDIS. Budget restraints are having an impact on appropriate plans for people joining the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to NSW Disability Advocacy (DA) regional coordinator, Amanda Brickwood. Speaking to F2L at the Nepean Disability Expo, Brickwood said when it comes to packages many people […]

A show stopper at Nepean Disability Expo

Local service providers came to the fore at the Nepean Disability Expo recently.  There were over 100 booths delivering a range of provider services and supplier information to the largely local crowd. Local girl Naomi enjoyed the company of one of the ponies from the Bushbred Horse Assisted Learning Programs. This ‘hands-on’ program does not […]

Deaf Children Australia Celebrates

Deaf Children Australia is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its bluestone building with a special invitation. DCA is opening its doors to current and past students and deaf community members to commemorate the opening in October 1866 of this historic Melbourne building on St Kilda Road. This special event will be held on October 13, […]