Parents need to be pushier and demand private school places for their children.
Children with disabilities are frequently discriminated against in Australian schools, with parents asked to send their child to another school or fork out extra money.
By tying funding to disability categories, schools and parents are being put under pressure to seek a diagnosis for their child in order to get funding support.
Navigating a major metropolis with a disability is tough, but the Paralympics give us the chance to make it work.
Community and housing industry leaders agreed a national guideline and a plan to provide basic access features in all new housing by 2020. But this voluntary approach is failing.
The history of disability toys – that is, both toys designed for use by disabled children, and toys that depict disability – reflects the changing treatment of the disabled.
Language can be used harmfully to construct categories of others. The words we use in describing children with disabilities need to be examined, challenged - and changed.
Reactions to the thalidomiders' difference contributed – and continue to contribute – to their negative well-being and deteriorating health.
Decades have passed and yet the issue of financial compensation for the remaining "survivors" of the thalidomide tragedy has, in many instances, remained unresolved.
Young people with muscular and genetic disorders are living longer and should have good sex education too.
The Senate inquiry into violence against people with disability shows the root cause of violence, neglect and abuse of people with disability begins with the de-valuing of their lives.
Feminism activist group Destroy the Joint has come under fire for excluding women with disabilities. What is intersectionality and why is it so important to feminism?
Would politicians have the courage to stand up to backlash if people with disability use their care money to pay for overseas holidays, sex workers, internet dating, or tickets to sporting events?
Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disability are managed mostly by police, courts, prison and hospitals. It's costing us millions, when kinder and cheaper alternatives exist.
Paralympic athletes are representing in Doha, while back home the welfare state is being attacked.
Recovering from Ebola can mean disability, stigma and the threat of the disease returning – but authorities are starting to act.
The reluctance by many to accept or even debate the intersection between old age and disability highlights how society struggles to construct differences in ability.
As the NDIS roll-out begins, Australia faces a housing shortfall affecting up to 122,000 participants. Developing smart technology and design offers more independent living for people with disability.
Prevalence of MS in some areas and not others have led researchers to investigate whether there's a link between the disease and a lack of vitamin D.
The single diagnosis of cerebral palsy covers a wide range of conditions with many different contributing factors that interact in varying ways.