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After a devastating summer, it is nice to see the change in season and hopefully a sense of routine returning to your everyday life.  As we all know the bushfires and floods throughout summer have caused devastation across much of the country.  

IDEAS will be contributing submissions to the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry about the shortcomings in support for people with disability in times of disaster. If you have a story to tell and would like to see it included in our submission, please contact me by email, or call tollfree on 1800 029 904. 

Diana Palmer
IDEAS Executive Officer

Royal Commission looks into health for people with intellectual disability

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability resumed in February with a public hearing on health care, investigating access to and treatment of people with a cognitive disability, including people with intellectual disability, autism and acquired brain injury, in the health system.

Throughout the Hearing into health, the Commission will hear evidence from medical professionals and people with disability, their families and supporters. It will investigate why people with intellectual disabilities are twice as likely to suffer preventable deaths, with communication barriers blamed for poor health outcomes...

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Flexibility in transport funding for NDIS participants

More flexibility and choice for participants with transport funding were announced by the Minister for the NDIS, the Hon Stuart Robert. ..

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New viral outbreak

There is an outbreak of a new or "novel" coronavirus (now referred to as Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19) originating from Wuhan, Hubei Province in China with at least fifteen cases confirmed in Australia so far...

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Staying Safe Online

Reports of cyberbullying and its effects appear in the media on an all too regular basis. Bullying may range from minor to the extreme, can be one-off, or repeated and recurring. Australia’s eSafety Commissioner...

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People with disability and their support workers acting as shock absorbers in the NDIS framework

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has fundamentally altered how people with disability...

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Recovering utility services after a disaster

Some days it can be tough to know where to start for assistance if you have been devastated by severe weather or bushfire events and need to start the building blocks of...

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Adaptive Fashion

At last year’s Vanity Fair Oscar's party, Selma Blair made headlines worldwide by stepping on to the red carpet in an haute couture ensemble, a flowing pastel and black dress, with a stunning, handcrafted...

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Caught short: we need to talk about public toilets

We don’t tend to talk about toilets much, even though we all use them. Yet not only do public toilets meet our voiding needs when we go out, but they are the site for man...

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5 things you may not know about Autism

Autism is an invisible disability that affects how people make sense of the world around them, and the communications and interactions they have. IDEAS have put together..

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