ASID Webinar: Ethical research and co-design of easyread resources with women with intellectual disabilities

Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID)  Webinar Ethical research and co-design of Easyread resources with women with intellectual disabilities: Supporting informed pregnancy decision making for people with intellectual disabilities who have experienced violence – A collaborative, mixed-methods practice and research project   Date:  Wednesday, 28 September 2022 Time:  12 – 2 pm AEST Host: Morrie…

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…

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…

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…

Disability royal commission finds Federal Government responsible for ‘serious failures’ during COVID-19 – ABC News

Disability royal commission finds Federal Government responsible for ‘serious failures’ during COVID-19 – ABC News By national disability affairs Nas Campaella and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Celina Edmonds   People with disability have been “forgotten and ignored” during the pandemic, leaving them “stressed and frightened,” a Commonwealth report has found. Key points: The disability royal commission makes 22…