If people with disability can’t access the NDIS, they’re often left without any services or supports. This needs to change.
In-person school resumed earlier in Boston for special education students than for those without special needs.
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The US Department of Education says special education students who missed out on services during the pandemic are likely eligible for additional help to make up for what was lost.
Guide dog leading visually impaired man across the road.
People who lose their sight have to deal with not only the practical implications but their sense of identity.
We surveyed people with disability and carers after a major flood in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales area. Some of the stories were shocking.
People with disabilities may need larger cars or specially modified ones to be able to get themselves around.
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A household earning the US median income needs an additional $17,690 per year – on top of current government disability benefits programs.
Minister of Justice David Lametti gives a thumbs up as he rises to vote in favour of a motion on Bill C-7, medical assistance in dying, in the House of Commons on Dec. 10, 2020.
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Expanding access to medical assistance in dying (MAID) to those not terminally ill puts vulnerable people at risk of feeling pressured into MAID, and doctors at risk of being forced to facilitate it.
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.
Women make up 49% of Australians with a disability but just 37% of NDIS participants.
If you’re poor, female, or live in rural Australia, you’re less likely to access the NDIS or get as much bang for your buck.
Through the NDIS, Kirby Littlely has been able to leave the nursing home where she stayed after a series of strokes.
The NDIS has started to reduce the admissions of young people with disabilities to aged care facilities, but more than 6,000 are still waiting for more suitable accommodation.
More Australians are joining the NDIS than predicted, so cost predictions have had to be updated.
Treasurer Scott Morrison abandoned the proposed increase to the Medicare levy to pay for the NDIS. Here’s what you need to know about how the NDIS is funded, and how cost predictions have changed.
Acclaimed British theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge aged 76.
Hawking’s life embodied what it means to have access to the human right of communication through communication technology.
A computer-generated voice was essential to Hawking’s participation in the world around him.
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You can probably hear Hawking’s famously computer-generated voice in your head. His example showed tech as a tool that enables people with disabilities to fully participate in and contribute to the world.
A self-driving shuttle at Texas A&M.
Combining machine learning, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles could revolutionize how people with disabilities get around their communities.
Early years settings, like preschools and kindergarten, are often the first place social difficulties are identified.
Parents need support from early childhood educators to build capacity to claim for NDIS services.
Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative.
Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.
Though challenges like dyslexia can make learning difficult, these disabilities shouldn’t define who you are – or what you can do.
The story of a six-year-old boy with dyslexia who, with support from friends and teachers, became a successful professor. Now he teaches teachers how to help children like him.
Whether you have a physical disability, mental illness or learning challenge, there are strategies to help you earn your degree.
For many disabled students, college is the first time that they’re put to the test of making their own way. The experience can be challenging, but there are strategies to help ease the way.
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.
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.
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.