Despite being one of the first signatories of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, advocates say 30 years on, Australia is ignoring some of the biggest issues affecting children.
For the past five years, the National Disability Insurance Agency has squabbled with state governments over who pays to support children with a profound disability. In that time, hundreds of families have been pushed to the brink. The care they were promised never came.
Women’s reproductive rights are a tough enough topic for any female-identifying person in the 21st century. For the disability community though, they raise a whole different set of issues.
Closing date: September 6, 2019
Swinburne University wants to hear from parent of children with autism spectrum disorder in mainstream primary schools about how satisfied they are with their child’s education. You can have your say in this 30 minute online survey. All data provided is confidential, anonymous and not traceable. The results will be used to better inform educators, parents and policymakers.
Having a disability and being in a relationship can be complex. However, most of those complexities come from the assumptions of other people. This podcast series explores these complexities.
Audio and full transcript available.
Children with high-needs disabilities are living in child protection because their parents can no longer look longer after them, with advocates blaming a lack of support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for forcing parents to give up their children.
Advocacy groups representing migrants and refugees in Australia have sent a letter to Immigration Minister David Coleman questioning the legitimacy of the decision to refuse a Bhutanese family permanent residency on the basis of their son’s disability.
At the VCOSS AGM, Women with Disabilities Victoria CEO Leah van Poppel asked Jenny Mikakos MP, David Southwick and Samantha Ratnam: If their parties will support the blueprint to end family violence set down by the Family Violence Royal Commission Whether they will support disability advocacy and the State Disability Plan. Here is what they said.
A documentary following the often unheard stories of fathers with children on the spectrum, DAD shares the experiences of twelve Aussie dads as they navigate the world of parenting and autism.
We’ve Got This: Parenting with a Disability is a new ABC radio series produced by Eliza Hull. Eliza has a neurological condition ‘Charcot Marie Tooth’, and she’s the ABC’s 2018 Regional Storyteller Scholarship recipient.
This resource is for parents, relatives and significant others caring for Victorians with a decision-making disability. The publication sets out in simple terms, how those caring for Victorians with a decision-making disability can protect and safeguard their futures.
Positive Powerful Parents is a self advocacy group for parents with intellectual disability. Last month they hosted a parent meeting. 17 parents with intellectual disability from all over Victoria were in attendance, attached is a report from the day.
“Children with disabilities are among the most marginalised groups in society. If society continues to see the disability before it sees the child, the risk of exclusion and discrimination remains,” Georgina Thompson, a media consultant for UNICEF, told IPS.
When Nicole Lee’s husband was removed from her home after she disclosed a decade of abuse to hospital staff following a suicide attempt, it took her eight weeks to get a shower.
The parents of two boys with disabilities say they were shocked with how the NDIS responded to their request for funding for basic equipment. “I didn’t realise we’d have to walk over 10 kilometres of broken glass just to try and get a couple of things to help.”