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Young boy who cares for his disabled mum chosen to turn the lights on for Enlighten Festival

02 March 2018

A young carer who runs the household for his ill mother has been chosen to turn on the lights for Canberra's Enlighten Festival.

Disability group rolls out new beach access mats

02 March 2018

Fraser Coast Regional Council has gifted disability group Community Lifestyles Agency a new disability access mat, so more people with disability can access beaches more frequently.

Employee-Led Mutual to Deliver NDIS Services in SA

19 February 2018

An employee-led mutual in South Australia will become the first employee-owned social welfare business to deliver services for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Dylan Alcott on making disability sexy

14 February 2018

Dylan wants to be a role model for other young people with disabilities. His organisation, Get Skilled Access, consults with businesses to make them more accessible for staff and customers with disabilities.

University and beyond for adults with an intellectual disability

12 February 2018

A program at Sydney University called Uni 2 Beyond is aimed squarely at opening up the sandstone buildings of Australia's oldest university to adults with intellectual disabilities.

Sensory playgrounds offer more than a swing and slide to engage children

12 February 2018

Sensory playgrounds based on "inclusive design" are now being developed in Sydney's north shore.

Sydney woman becomes first to complete World Marathon Challenge in a wheelchair

11 February 2018

Johanna Garvin from Sydney has become the first to complete seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in a wheelchair.

Dylan Alcott wins a fourth-straight wheelchair Australian Open title

27 January 2018

On Saturday Dylan Alcott won his fourth-straight quad wheelchair singles title at the Australian Open by defeating top-seeded American David Wagner.

Surfing masterclass for children with visual impairment

26 January 2018

A group of visually impaired children from the New South Wales Hunter region were taught to surf in a masterclass run by Matt Formston, a cycling Paralympian and world champion in adaptive surfing's blind category.

Australian film flips the script on disability

24 January 2018

The short film "Jeremy the Dud" features a world where people with a disability are the mainstream and those who are non-disabled are treated like outsiders.