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Vic spends $5m to tackle family violence

Victoria is spending more than $5 million to help tackle family violence, particularly against woman with disabilities.

Participant laments service loss as councils switch focus

FORMER member says not being part of a council-run activity group has been “devastating” for many of those asked to leave after the National Disability Insurance Scheme came to town.

Why is the murder of disabled people acceptable?

Queensland woman, Maree Crabtree has been arrested, accused of poisoning her two adult children, Erin and Jonathon, with prescription medications over a period of five years.  Both victims have been described as “severely disabled”.  

Children should be the focus of 2018

Education in 2017 was a year dominated by funding formulas, NAPLAN and challenges over supporting children with a disability. According to the latest Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD), more than 470,000 (12.4%) school students received some form of support due to a disability that required extra funding.

People With Severe Mental Illness Struggling With NDIS Transition

Concerns have been raised that people with severe mental health issues are “falling through the gaps” of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as the government has acknowledged transition problems exist for many participants of a psychosocial disabilities support program.

NDIS leaves black hole of abolished care services

The $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme is on a collision course with state and federal agencies over “interface” problems with other systems such as health and aged care after revelations that a woman has spent 15 months in a hospital bed due to inaction.

Leading Learning 4 All website questioned by peak disability groups

Disability organisations have hit out at a $646,000 project funded and endorsed by the federal government that one expert says shows “quite horrifying” examples of how to include children with disability in the classroom.

People accept that I’m gay, but not that I’m disabled

When Jessica Kellgren-Fozard tells people she is gay, they generally smile and certainly don’t challenge her. But they are far less accepting of her, often invisible, disabilities – and sometimes even hostile