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Sydney Charity Resources Help The Homeless Access NDIS Support

12 August 2019

Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA) have developed a number of resources to assist front line services through the process of helping the homeless gain better understanding and access to NDIS support for mental health.

Liveable Housing Discounts For Brisbane Developers

12 August 2019

A new incentive has been introduced in Brisbane where developers will be able to apply for discounts when building homes for the elderly or for people with disability.

A Device that Takes Wheelchair Access To New Levels

23 July 2019

Introducing Gecko Tracks, a user-friendly device created for smoother wheelchair operation across various terrains now opens up to improved beach access for people who use wheelchairs.

Apple Introduces Disability-Themed Emojis

22 July 2019

Soon to be available later this year as part of 59 new emoji designs, Apple have created a number of disability-themed emojis.

$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.

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.

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.