Upcoming Webinar: Pregnancy making support for women with intellectual or learning disability who are experiencing reproductive coercion and abuse

Pregnancy making support for women with intellectual or learning disability who are experiencing reproductive coercion and abuse Upcoming Lunchtime Spark Webinar: Presented by WWILD , Children by Choice and WorkUp QLD   “when you are single and you got a disability and you are pregnant, like—what do you do?” Pregnancy making support for women with intellectual or learning…

Technology increasingly used to ‘victimise and control’ women with intellectual disability – ABC News

Technology increasingly used to ‘victimise and control’ women with intellectual disability – ABC News By disability affairs reporter Nas Campanella and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Celina Edmonds 1/09/2021 Excerpt of article:  Women with cognitive and intellectual disability are increasingly being abused through technology, with perpetrators monitoring their behaviour, tracking their movements and encouraging them to share naked images,…

Women living with disability can face extra hurdles breaking free of abusers, survivor warns – ABC news

Women living with disability can face extra hurdles breaking free of abusers, survivor warns By Nick McAllister Posted Mon 23 Aug 2021 at 8:03amMonday 23 Aug 2021 at 8:03am, updated Tue 24 Aug 2021 at 4:31pm Nicole Lee was 24 when she met her now ex-husband, an amputee, through disability sports. [Content warning: This story deals with sexual abuse and…

Online Training Available: Working Well With Women with Disability Experiencing Sexual, Domestic and/or Family Violence

Working Well With Women with Disability – Online Training Webinar Series  We are very excited to launch a series of online workshops in partnership with WorkUP Queensland and Queenslanders with Disability Network.  The aim of the ‘Working well with Women with Disability’ series is: To build confidence, knowledge, and skills to work well with people…

People with intellectual disability: supporting mental wellbeing during COVID-19- Beyond Blue

People with intellectual disability: supporting mental wellbeing during COVID-19 – Beyond Blue Australia For many people with intellectual disability the global pandemic has brought unique challenges, especially in terms of mental wellbeing. Here are some ways to support the mental health of people with intellectual disability during this difficult time. Go to LINK to access…

NDIS provider accused of compromising safety of people with disability in quest for growth- ABC News

NDIS provider accused of compromising safety of people with disability in quest for growth 7.30 / By Pat McGrath and John Stewart, ABC Investigations   The National Disability Insurance Scheme has been a cash splash for big players in the sector, and few have benefited quite like the Australian Foundation for Disability – otherwise known as Afford. Key…

Preventable hospitalisation rates 4.5 times higher for people with intellectual disabilities – ABC News

Preventable hospitalisation rates 4.5 times higher for people with intellectual disabilities, research reveals By Eliza Hull In March, Sydney man Jack Kelly had a high temperature and was taken to hospital. Key points: Research examined the hospital admissions of 92,000 people with intellectual disabilities It found a significantly higher rate of preventable hospitalisations, compared to the general population…

New LGBTQ+ Group starting soon at WWILD

New LGBTQ+ Group starting soon at WWILD When: Wednesday 14th July 1:00pm Where: WWILD Group Room – 211 Hudson Road, Wooloowin What: WWILD is setting up a new group for people with intellectual disabilities who are part of the LGBTQ+ community or are questioning. Afternoon tea is provided. This group is free to attend. Contact people: for more information…