Report on Young Women and Non-Binary People’s Experiences of Gender-Based Violence across Australia – WWDA & NATSIWA

Report on Young Women and Non-Binary People’s Experiences of Gender-Based Violence across Australia – WWDA and NATSIWA   The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance’s much-awaited Report on Young Women and Non-Binary People’s Experiences of Gender-Based Violence across Australia was launched at 1pm today (17.2.2022) at an online event run in collaboration with Women With Disabilities Australia…

Families in crisis after NDIS funding cuts to participants with autism and intellectual disabilities – ABC News

Families in crisis after NDIS funding cuts to participants with autism and intellectual disabilities – ABC News By state political reporter Bridget Rollason Posted Fri 11 Feb 2022 at 5:13am, updated Fri 11 Feb 2022 at 8:29am   When Karen McKenzie received an unexpected letter from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in August, she had to read it…

Family of youngest Queenslander to die with COVID-19 lodges formal complaint about treatment at Redcliffe Hospital – ABC News

Family of youngest Queenslander to die with COVID-19 lodges formal complaint about treatment at Redcliffe Hospital – ABC News By state political reporter Kate McKenna and Janelle Miles Posted 19/1/2022   A young Queensland man with a disability has died with COVID-19 at home, leaving his devoted family with serious questions about why he was discharged from a hospital…

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,…

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…

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…