Low expectations influence disabled young people's educational attainment, finds new study.
Even though people with autism are more likely to think about concrete stuff rather than abstract feelings, anxiety still exists and, if not recognised, can cause significant problems.
Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s to help people with disabilities communicate, but it has since been shown to replace the voice of the person with that of the facilitator.
Treasurer Scott Morrison abandoned the proposed increase to the Medicare levy to pay for the NDIS. Here's what you need to know about how the NDIS is funded, and how cost predictions have changed.
The NDIS is set to reshape Australian cities. But to achieve meaningful participation of people with disabilities, urban communities and services will also need to take action.
Rwandan girls with disabilities are challenging domination and stereotypes in a male-dominated setting.
Employable Me is being touted as the feel good TV series of 2018. But will it make any difference to how employers approach jobseekers with disabilities?
While disability carers are employed to work part-time hours, they often have long work days with short periods of work interspersed with non-work periods.
Hawking's life embodied what it means to have access to the human right of communication through communication technology.
Only half of disabled people are in work, despite high rates of employment across the population as a whole.
Perpetual uncertainty and changes to the way disability benefits work take a heavy toll on claimants.
Imagine a collaboratively-designed smartphone app that could provide cues to an autistic individual -- about the emotional state of people they are communicating with.
Rates of spinal fusion surgery for back pain are on the rise. This is despite little evidence that it's an effective procedure and studies showing many will have revision surgery within ten years.
Other states have had recent smaller inquiries, but the NSW inquiry into the education of children with a disability was across all systems, and could lead best practice nationally.
Overseas students with a disability shouldn't be denied visas on the basis of potential cost to Australia’s community or health services. They are required to pay for these services themselves anyway.
Five novels for young adults that boldly tackle tough issues - from racism, to Indigenous identity and the Holocaust - to cultivate critical thinking in the classroom and at home.
Some thought technology would make braille redundant – but the real threat is a lack of education and resources.
In little more than a generation and a half we have become a more caring and inclusive society.
Instead of trying to help people with disability overcome their limitations, we should be harnessing their strengths in the workplace. This will improve their health and mental well-being.
Negative experiences in mainstream schools have harmful long-term effects on pupils with autism spectrum conditions.