Royal commission told of ‘heartbreaking’ abuse faced by women with disability – ABC News

Royal commission told of ‘heartbreaking’ abuse faced by women with disability By disability affairs reporter Nas Campanella and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Celina Edmonds 15/10/21 Alarming statistics about the violence and abuse experienced by women and girls with disability have been laid bare for a Commonwealth inquiry, including increased reports of strangulation during the pandemic. Key points: Women…

WWILD’s Rainbow Allsorts Group Fundraiser

Rainbow Allsorts Group Fundraiser   In 2021, WWILD began hosting the Rainbow Allsorts group in Meanjin/Brisbane. The group is a dedicated space for LGBTIQ+ people with intellectual and learning disability to come together to create community, learn about safe relationships and talk about the issues that matter to them. As an intersectional community, often LGBTIQ+…

Queenslanders with Disability Network: COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disability – Media Release

Media Release: COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disability Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is calling on the Commonwealth and State/Territory Governments to work together to urgently implement the national vaccination plan and strategy to ensure we do not continue to leave people with disability behind in the COVID vaccine rollout. QDN Board of Directors Chair, Mr…

COVID-19 vaccine rollout for people living with disability ‘seriously deficient’, royal commission report finds – ABC news

COVID-19 vaccine rollout for people living with disability ‘seriously deficient’, royal commission report finds By disability affairs reporter Nas Campanella and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Celina Edmonds Posted 27/9/2021   Australian states and territories should not ease COVID restrictions until all people with disability have been given the opportunity to be fully vaccinated, according to the disability royal…

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…

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…