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Historic partnership for Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby has scored a world first in corporate partnerships along with Vice Regal patronage. Long-time supporter of Wheelchair Rugby in Australia, insurance group GIO has been announced as the naming rights sponsor for the 2018 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship.  Patron for the championship is NSW Governor, General David Hurley. Speaking at a media event […]

Possible link between vitamin D and preventing autism

The crucial role of vitamin D in brain development given further credence by Queensland researchers.  Giving mice vitamin D supplements during pregnancy prevented autism traits in their offspring, University of Queensland researchers have discovered. “Our study used the most widely accepted developmental model of autism in which affected mice behave abnormally and show deficits in social […]

ATSA prepares for NDIA changes

The industry is preparing for changes that the NDIA will have on their business, according to David Sinclair.  The Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasia (ATSA) executive officer was speaking to F2L following an update on the NDIA to ATSA members and assistive technology providers in Sydney and Melbourne recently.  The next update will be held on […]

Disability groups pull together against transport cuts

National campaign against proposed cuts to the Mobility Allowance for people with disability. Over 25 different groups, from across Australia have united to oppose cuts to vital transport funding for people with disability. The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Transition Mobility Allowance to the National Disability Insurance Scheme) Bill 2016 will restrict access to transport funding […]

WOT a day for those with Spinal Cord Injury

‘What’s Out There Day’ is a networking opportunity for people with spinal cord injury. This community event has been organised by Spire and Austin Health in Melbourne and will consist of a panel discussion delivered by people with SCI. There will also be a small group forum for addressing questions and ideas in greater detail […]

Funding boost for ACT disability workforce

The ACT Government is building on the capacity of Canberra’s disability sector workforce. As part of its commitment to the NDIS, the government is providing $1.27 million to National Disability Services (NDS) with projections showing that the ACT will need 1000 new disability specialist support workers through to 2018. With individuals now exercising greater control […]