Programs designed to enhance legal access for people with cognitive disabilities accused of a crime are more humane and could be more cost effective than long-term detention.
Urban safety is as much about inclusion and belonging as it is about better lighting and CCTV.
It starts with recognising your child needs support. Then, you have to prove they are eligible for it. Finally, you have to find the appropriate support. There's help available along the way.
Rural Americans are more likely than urban Americans to experience disability.
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The Trump administration has proposed a new category that they say will save US$200 million in terminated benefits.
It's easy to worry if your child doesn't seem to be developing as quickly as their playmates. But trust your 'niggles' and watch out for 'aha' moments. Our research shows they're often right.
Great Britain’s Hannah Cockroft after winning a T34 sprinting heat at the 2012 London Paralympics.
Every Paralympics there's a sense that they will inspire more disabled people's sport participation. However, eight years since London 2012 and very little has changed
A blind soccer player at training.
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Ghana understands the leisure needs of people with disabilities but is struggling to meet those needs.
Initial NDIS planning failed to recognise the unique needs and challenges of people with mental illnesses.
Some people with mental illnesses are unable to work or look after themselves but because their conditions are episodic, it's difficult to meet the NDIS entry requirement of having a permanent disability.
Erin Ball performs at Cripping the Arts at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, in January 2019. She balances with her hands on the arms of an old wheelchair. Behind her, two long pegs extend from her prosthetic legs.
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Rustle your program without getting a glare at a relaxed performance — an art form in synch with the growing field of disability arts.
Very few people with disabilities have access to tertiary education.
Pusat Studi dan Layanan Disabilitas, Universitas Brawijaya
Involving people with disabilities in developing knowledge and policy on disability will significantly help reduce interest bias and untangle the complexity of disability.
A study by the Apicil Chair in Health and Work Performance at EM Lyon business school highlights the link between chronic pain and engagement in work.
A new study shows that stress, fatigue, and even feelings of injustice are felt more strongly by those who have been suffering from chronic pain for three or more months.
Only a little over 5% of the 10.8 million people with disabilities entering the workforce in Indonesia have experienced college education.
Despite laws that prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities, very few universities in Indonesia have dedicated units that provide special needs services.
The United Nations (UN) has called for the empowerment of persons with disabilities so they are not only involved but also can lead in disaster management. Their leadership is vital to ensure that every disaster response also meets the need of persons with disabilities.
Encouraging people with disabilities to lead in the emergency response is vital if we want to prevent more people becoming disabled, or dying, as a result of disaster.
Improving the provision of NDIS plans is a good thing. But in some parts of Australia, having a plan doesn’t always mean being able to access services.
The government has announced several 'practical changes' to the NDIS. While these edge the scheme in the right direction, some impracticalities continue to underpin it.
Artists at work.
In a Sydney community centre, a group of artists with and without disabilities are showing how creativity can connect us all.
The relationship between income and health underlines the need for strong government policies to break the cycle.
It's evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.
Jean Truchon, right, looks on as lawyer Jean-Pierre Menard gives their reaction to a Québec judge overturning parts of provincial and federal laws on medically assisted dying on September 12, 2019.
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One judge must not be allowed to curtail parliament’s power to promote broader societal interests and protect people who are elderly, ill and disabled.
Providing ramps where there are steps or stairs is just one way to help people with a disability get around.
It doesn't take much to start making it easier for people with a disability to get around a city.
Most young people who enter aged care do so after acquiring a disability and need high levels of support.
Around 6,000 Australians aged under 65 still live in nursing homes, cut off from their families and peers, with inadequate support for their disabilities.
Australia has changed the way it decides whether children with Down syndrome, and other conditions, can migrate permanently to Australia. But the changes don’t go far enough.
How Australia treats migrants with health conditions and disabilities is discriminatory, obscure and unfair, as the UN will hear later this month.