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Historic collaboration to address inappropriate use of psychotropic medicines

Historic collaboration to address inappropriate use of psychotropic medicines

21 March 2022
Did you know that some Australians are STILL chemically restrained to control their behaviour?
Support workers need to know the boundaries when it comes to being “friends”

Support workers need to know the boundaries when it comes to being “friends”

17 March 2022
Disability support workers and participants need to understand the boundaries when it comes to fulfilling their role, according to controversial ad...
Recent floods add to homeless crisis for those with a disability

Recent floods add to homeless crisis for those with a disability

16 March 2022
Recent flooding devastation has magnified an already escalating housing crisis across the board but specifically for those living with a disability...
Hireup support worker’s tips on communicating with children who may be non-verbal

Hireup support worker’s tips on communicating with children who may be non-verbal

15 March 2022
It can be daunting as a new carer or starting out as a support worker and not knowing how to communicate with your client who may be unable to spea...
How to overcome challenges when dating with a disability

How to overcome challenges when dating with a disability

09 March 2022
When Aussie Paralympian Dylan Alcott was named Australian of the Year in January, it did not just turn the spotlight on the disability sector and t...
Sporting Wheelies - Industry Focus

Sporting Wheelies - Industry Focus

08 March 2022
For more than 60 years Sporting Wheelies has been helping Queenslanders with a disability gain access to opportunities to live a more active and he...
I don’t have autism, I’m autistic - and why the difference matters

I don’t have autism, I’m autistic - and why the difference matters

05 March 2022
Developing Australian Communities is passionate about educating the community when it comes to speaking to or about people living with disabilities...
Music has its own beat for many living with a disability

Music has its own beat for many living with a disability

24 February 2022
Music is much more than an incentive or motivation to move and concentrate - for some people living with a disability it is a connection and even t...
RATs being distributed to high-risk disability care residences

RATs being distributed to high-risk disability care residences

08 February 2022
The Australian Government is distributing 1.2 million rapid antigen tests to high risk residential disability care settings, with five million test...
Disability advocates urge Disability Royal Commission into Omicron crisis

Disability advocates urge Disability Royal Commission into Omicron crisis

01 February 2022
The board of Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy organisation is calling on the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) to launch an emergenc...
Driving and car modifications under NDIS

Driving and car modifications under NDIS

19 January 2022
Whether you’re learning to drive for the first time or just acquired a disability and want to get back into it, the National Disability Insurance S...
How to register your positive RATS test

How to register your positive RATS test

17 January 2022
By now, everyone has heard of Rapid Antigen self-Tests (RATs, for short), and how important it is to let your state health body know of any positiv...
NDIS updates RATS eligibility and claiming

NDIS updates RATS eligibility and claiming

06 January 2022
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has updated its rules and regulations governing eligibility and claiming for rapid antigen tests (R...
Your Health is EVERYONE'S priority at disability expo

Your Health is EVERYONE'S priority at disability expo

06 January 2022
COVID-19 is a big issue for people living with disabilities and the need for rare public “safe spaces” has never been more important.
$35 million boost to help keep young people out of aged care

$35 million boost to help keep young people out of aged care

04 January 2022
The Australian Government is investing an additional $35 million to continue delivering on its commitment to reduce the number of younger people en...
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