As NSW overhauls its approach to suspensions, school discipline continues to be one of the most difficult issues in Australian schools.
Problems identifying and responding to emotions in others is thought of as a core feature of autism. But our research shows there may be minimal differences in this aspect of social interaction.
Contrary to widely held beliefs, effective therapies exist for post-infection conditions like long COVID. But we’ll need to come to terms with our history to make a difference for sufferers.
A decade on from the establishment of the NDIS, we spoke to participants. Their feelings about it ranged from frustration to joyous gratitude.
Refugees from non-English speaking backgrounds with disabilities face the twin obstacles of English language courses that don’t work for them and disability services that don’t speak their language.
Respite care needs to be understood as a service for the carer as much as for the older person they care for.
Successful housing projects for people living with disabilities have inviting communal spaces, private individual dwellings, commercial opportunities for residents and on-site support.
Stigma and discrimination can be upsetting to talk about and hard to describe. Creative activities can help to bring these experiences to light.
While COVID has become less deadly, it has disproportionately claimed the lives of older and poorer Australians. Others have missed out on necessary preventative care during the pandemic.
People with disability in prison may need help with personal hygiene, reading, filling in forms, understanding rules, participating in criminal justice proceedings, or making complaints.
People who are vaccinated are less likely to get long COVID, with lower rates of symptoms reported among those who have had their booster.
The real Pennhurst – a hospital name-checked in the latest series of Stranger Things – was a place of segregation and abuse.
We need to take an urgent look at how we manage and treat long COVID. If we don’t start planning now, the problem will only get worse.
A good celebrity apology is rare. Lizzo recently apologised for the use of an ableist slur in her new single, which is considered one of the rare examples of a sincere apology.
People with intellectual disabilities face additional barriers to access and participation in community, which means their voices are often missing from LGBTQ+ events.
Almost 90% of students with disability go to mainstream schools but an increasing number are going to special schools.
A new study has found autism is the top risk factor for bullying among all neurodiversities.
For many Australians, there is no clear distinction between the two labels: chronic conditions can result in disability and disability can increase vulnerability to a range of chronic conditions.
The short-term NDIS priorities for the new government are to rebuild trust and restore it to its original intention.
The WHO has released a major report on assistive technology. It says almost 1 billion children and adults can’t get the glasses, wheelchairs, technology, devices or other supports they need.