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…

Parents sue St Edmund’s College after daughter allegedly inappropriately touched by fellow student – ABC News

Parents sue St Edmund’s College after daughter allegedly inappropriately touched by fellow student By Josh Bavas ; ABC News, posted 13/4/2021 The parents of a girl who was subjected to alleged sustained inappropriate sexual touching by another student are suing their daughter’s special-needs school. Key points: Evi was diagnosed with an unexplained PTSD after several panic attacks The…

The Australian-born children the government wants to deport because they have a disability – ABC News

The Australian-born children the government wants to deport because they have a disability – ABC News By Jessica Longbottom See link below for whole article. The Australian-born children the government wants to deport because they have a disability – ABC News   Excerpt from article: If Kayaan Katyal didn’t have a disability, he’d likely be an…

Women with disability are being turned away by family violence services in Australia – SBS News

Women with disability are being turned away by family violence services in Australia – SBS News Women with disability are far more likely to suffer domestic and sexual abuse than non-disabled women. Despite that, many women’s shelters and domestic support services are physically inaccessible or don’t have enough funding or support to accept women with…

Man with autism unable to tell doctors he was conscious during surgery now training medical staff, ABC News

Man with autism unable to tell doctors he was conscious during surgery now training medical staff By disability affairs reporter Nas Campanella and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Celina Edmonds A Queensland man with autism has described how he was conscious throughout surgery after the anaesthetic did not work, and has called for better training on how to support…