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.”
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Her son’s claim has been under review for 15 months and she said the experience had caused “momentous stress”. “The wheels began to fall off” when she was told she would only receive funding for one of her son’s disabilities.
The Turnbull government has accidentally published details of changes that would deny a huge number of autistic children direct access to the national disability insurance scheme, causing “outrage” among autism groups.
While the victims were most often women, the report found nearly one in three of the victims were children — and one in four of them had sustained a brain injury.
“They’re shocking figures and yet the vast majority of women who experience family violence don’t get medical attention,” said Nick Rushworth, chief executive of Brain Injury Australia.
Closing date: May 23, 2018
The Australian Human Rights Commission will soon report to the United Nations on how Australia is meeting its international obligations to children, and are calling for submissions from all people and organisations that have something to say about the state of children’s rights in Australia.
A leading disability expert has warned that the safety concerns of young people with disability will limit the potential for the National Disability Insurance Scheme to nurture strong support relationships with workers.
Robin and Bernard Shanahan are exhausted. They’ve been lobbying on behalf of their two children with disabilities for decades. Now in their seventies, they’d like to enjoy a well-earned retirement.
Julianne Bugeja recently filmed her daily encounter with a locked gate at University Park Primary, which prevents access to her daughter living with spinal muscular atrophy. This means that Alyssa, who has spinal muscular atrophy and uses a wheelchair, is unable to wait for her younger brother inside the yard when he finishes school.