In a study, children with disability reported being insulted and physically abused while at school.
Students with disability are experiencing a range of harms in schools, and teachers are struggling to support students with increasingly complex needs.
Disability service providers face considerable challenges in the new, market-based environment.
The NDIS's aspiration of providing user choice and control represents considerable challenges to disability service providers.
The individual centred NDIS model can help service providers ensure their dealings with Indigenous Australians are culturally appropriate.
The NDIS provides an opportunity to address the shortfalls of the former institutionalised service system, some of which uniquely impact Indigenous Australians.
Homeless people are more likely to miss out on NDIS support.
Many people eligible for the NDIS are likely to miss out on its benefits. These groups include people who don't think they have a disability and those who don't know about the NDIS and how to apply.
The NDIS poses many more challenges to parents with children newly diagnosed with developmental delay.
Informal early support through intervention programs helps parents understand their child's newly diagnosed disability. But what will happen when, under the NDIS, these services no longer exist?
Choice and control reflect the first principle of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability.
Society hasn't always seen people with disabilities as having the same rights at everyone else. So how did we get to the NDIS, which offers people with disabilities with choice and control?
The NDIS brings seismic changes to disability support in Australia.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme has been heralded as the most significant reform since Medicare. So what is it again, how will it work and how can you apply to get funding?
How soft robotics could help paralysed people walk again without the need for clunky equipment.
Emilia Clark and Sam Claflin in Me Before You.
British rom-com Me Before You has topped the box office in the UK and is about to reach Australia. It has all the clichés of feel-good romance (including a castle), but it has also been labelled a 'disability snuff movie'.
Students with disabilities face massive physical and attitudinal hurdles.
Students with disabilities find that they must accommodate themselves to institutional contexts which they find profoundly disabling.
More training is needed to help teachers understand how to better support students with disability.
Schools are deliberately disregarding disability standards through rejecting school places, being reluctant to make teaching adjustments and having poor attitudes towards disability.
Making music helps people come to terms with traumatic life changes.
Singers on The Voice last week spoke of the healing power of songwriting. And a new study has found that writing songs about their experience is helping people cope with acquired brain and spinal chord injuries.
One balloting machine for all voters: universal design is accessible for everyone, with or without disabilities.
University of Florida
In 2012, nearly one-third of voters with a disability had trouble voting. A 2002 law was supposed to fix this problem. New technology may have the answer at last.
How long will it be before we can open doors and send emails with just our minds?
Exploitation or empowerment?
How sexual attraction to a disabled body is about more than just desires of the flesh.
The European Union has played a key role in making buildings more accessible, homes more liveable and travel easier. But what would happen if the UK left?
Ambridge needs more than just a nod to disability.
A pharmacy employee in New York looks for medication as she works to fill a prescription.
Although the medical profession must make hard choices about how to allocate care, these decisions need not and should not be shrouded in mystery.
The brain implant sends signals to anything from a bionic prosthetic limb, to a full body ‘exoskeleton’
A 3cm-long stent containing 12 electrodes could one day help people living with spinal cord injury to walk with the power of thought.
Parents often don’t realise their child has a right to be enrolled and to receive an equal standard of education in a private school.
Parents need to be pushier and demand private school places for their children.