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$700 Million Guaranteed For VIC

18 July 2019

Following the agreement signed by Premier Daniel Andrews and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the NDIS will receive $700 million in funding to further improve the levels of service for people with disability in Victoria.

Is there A Connection Between Gut Health and Autism?

05 July 2019

Insights into the link between gut health and the mind. Researchers continue to seek new ways of improving quality of life for people with autism in addressing their symptoms by way of improved gut health.

Neurodiversity - Opening Doors to Employment Opportunities

05 July 2019

The American IT company, IBM, sees a world of potential in people with autism, from attention to detail to pattern recognition. The organisation recently ran a four-week neurodiversity program in Australia for the first time, opening up to potential employment opportunities for participants.

Introducing NSW's First Ageing and Disability Commissioner!

05 July 2019

More steps have been taken to further improve safety and living conditions for elderly people with a disability. Robert Fitzgerald has taken on his new role as Ageing and Disability Commissioner in NSW from July 2019.

NDIS Funding for Dysphagia Sufferers

18 June 2019

Due to the vast number of people who suffer from Dysphagia – the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) deemed it necessary that NDIS funding cover the costs of fluid thickeners and nutritional support products for those affected by the condition.

Funding For Children with Disabilities in Queensland

18 June 2019

In response to high demand from families, up to $63.6 million of funding has been placed into Early Childhood Development Programs (ECDP) for children with a disability under the age of five. Open for registration, the programs offer educational support services, strengthening knowledge and ultimately increasing student participation levels at school.

Job Centre Australia: Providing More Employment Opportunities for Participants

18 June 2019

Job Centre Australia’s (JCAL) disability employment programs and services grant NDIS participants work placement opportunities, improving their skills and self-confidence within the workforce.

Governments commit $40m to keep Ability Links NSW disability program

14 March 2019

After reports of the state government stopping funding for the Ability Links NSW disability program, the NSW and federal governments announced at least $40.1 million in 2019-20 to keep the program going.

Inclusive playground to honour Quentin

13 March 2019

The SA government will provide funding to build an inclusive playground in Adelaide to commemorate disability advocate, Quentin Kenihan.

New support for people with disability and mental illness

05 March 2019

The NSW government will spend $4.4 million over the next four years to establish two mental health hubs that can customise treatments for people with intellectual disability.