The ADA helped make college possible for disabled students like freshman Christopher Rhoades.
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The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 27 this year. But true equality is still out of reach for many – and it's everyone's responsibility to fulfill the promise of the law.
Jordon Steele-John has stood for the Greens in two federal elections and two state elections.
What are the odds of three Senate candidates without a snowflake’s chance in hell of winning the seats they were pursuing at the 2016 election suddenly finding themselves gifted places courtesy of the…
The NDIS rollout has been plagued with issues from the start.
The NDIS roll-out has been criticised for many glitches, but that doesn't mean the scheme is failing.
People with intellectual disability face so many barriers to finding a home of their own that it’s hard to pick one.
Think it's hard for first-home buyers? Ask people with an intellectual disability about it.
Will abusers still be able to move to a new service and continue abusing under the NDIS?
We know predators will continue to target the vulnerable, including children and people with disability. The NDIS will mitigate some of the issues in this space, but we need a royal commission too.
Jonathan Bredin, a co-author of this article, at work.
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New rules offer the possibility of an inclusive Australian society that enables people with the highest disability-related support needs to have equal access to mainstream services including housing.
Disabled campaigners take to the streets of London to demand rights in 1995.
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New research has found the UK parliament is fraught with institutionalised ableism
People with disabilities face both physical barriers (like lack of wheelchair ramps) and structural ones.
It's past time to dismantle the (often invisible) barriers that keep people with disabilities less healthy, employed and educated than other groups worldwide.
Meet the real Daniel Blakes.
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.
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.
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.
Living in supported smart technology homes is liberating for young people with disability who would otherwise be trapped in unsuitable nursing homes.
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Thousands of young people with disability who end up in nursing homes lead lives of isolation and boredom. Better and smarter housing finance and support options are at last being developed.
One balloting machine for all voters: universal design is accessible for everyone, with or without disabilities.
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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.
Those with learning or other disabilities need someone to back them up in the legal system to avoid injustices.
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The most shocking moments of the true crime documentary Making a Murderer depict two police officers gently coaxing a softly spoken teenager to recount his role in a vicious crime. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Symptoms that can signify autism can also mean other things.
A recent survey of paediatricians found they often lacked enough information to accurately diagnose an Autism Spectrum Disorder in children.
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.
Children with severe social, emotional or behavioural disorders are the least welcome in schools.
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.
Tying funding to disability categories is putting pressure on schools and parents.
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.
The language used to talk about children with disabilities must be changed before attitudes will shift.
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.