New research shows almost 20% of families caring for children with special needs were unable to buy essential medication during coronavirus.
Health workers go door-to-door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa.
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South Africa’s disaster management plan targets the most vulnerable. But it needs to respond in a more deliberate way when it comes to people with disabilities.
Because support from specialized professionals and technologies is often accessed through schools, families of children with disabilities may find childcare and education particularly challenging during COVID-19 school closures.
COVID-19 has left children with disabilities and their families lacking services, at risk for physical and mental health issues, and fearful of discriminatory choices for treating critical illness.
With a large number of patients with COVID-19, doctors face difficult choices.
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Doctors face difficult choices about rationing medical care. A scholar who studies discrimination argues that those with chronic illnesses and disabilities will be hit the hardest.
The government has made several announcements to safeguard aged care residents and those in hospitals, but we're yet to see the same attention paid to the one in five Australians with a disability.
The U.S. currently has no system to differentiate real service dogs from pets.
Trained service dogs are fundamentally different from emotional support animals – and certification could make sure the public understands the difference.
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.
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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.