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People with intellectual disabilities twice as likely to suffer preventable death, study finds - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 28 Years Old, Read Later, Medical Care, Abc News, Disability, Death, Study, Doctors, Amber
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Michelle was discharged after 'temper tantrum', hours later she was dead

When Maureen McIlquham's daughter Michelle was discharged from hospital on a cool autumn night in 2009, she never imagined the 28-year-old would be dead in the family home just hours later.

People with intellectual disabilities locked away under cloak of suburbia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Abc News, Cloak, Asd, Disability, Mothers, People, Mantle, Robe, People Illustration
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People with intellectual disabilities locked away under cloak of suburbia

A hundred years ago people with an intellectual disability were locked up in "lunatic asylums". Today they're still locked away, but it's just behind the walls of suburbia, writes Alison Branley.

Has a disability affected your career? Share your workplace experiences Green Paper, Disability, The Guardian, Workplace, Career, Author, Carrera

Has a disability affected your career? Share your workplace experiences

Have you struggled to find or secure work because of your disability? Does your employer offer the support you need? We want to hear from you

Over of disabled people have experienced harassment at work. We asked readers if being disabled has affected their career Disabled People, Your Story, Disability, The Guardian, Call Me, Career, Boss, Carrera
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'My boss called me a hypochondriac' – your stories of working with disabilities

Over 53% of disabled people have experienced harassment at work. We asked readers if being disabled has affected their career

Disability Groups Renew Call for Abuse Royal Commission Disability, Organisation
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Disability Groups Renew Call for Abuse Royal Commission | PBA

Disability groups have renewed their call for a royal commission into violence against people with disability after the office of the NSW Ombudsman confirmed it had begun an inquiry into the operations of not-for-profit organisation Lifestyle Solutions.

Doug Stubbs denied disability support pension again Pretty Tough, Prince Albert, People Magazine, Meghan Markle, Disability, Relationship Advice, Mail Online, How To Get, Daily Mail
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Man Centrelink told to 'get a job' after he lost his arm

Doug Stubbs, from Brisbane, lost his arm and lower leg in an accident - but Centrelink has denied him the disability support pension because they believe he is still able to work.

United blindness sector eyeballs parliamentarians on NDIS - Vision 2020 Australia Disability Insurance, Blinds, The Unit, Australia, Shades Blinds, Blind, Shades, Shutters, Window Coverings
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United blindness sector eyeballs parliamentarians on NDIS - Vision 2020 Australia

Vision 2020 Australia and member organisations have come together to provide a united voice to ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is fair, equitable and meets the needs of people who are blind or who have functional vision loss.

THERE are fears blind people could be lost in the "one-size fits all" approach of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Disability Insurance, Extra Cash, News Stories, May, Blinds, Change, Shades Blinds, Blind, Shades
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Fears blind may be short-changed on NDIS

Fears blind may be short-changed on NDIS

One of the biggest barriers to people with disability getting a job is the culture of low expectation, writes Kelly Vincent MLC from Dignity Party. Emotional Inteligence, Hiring Employees, Opportunity Cost, Court Dates, Confidence Boosters, Small Business Marketing, New Things To Learn, Dream Job, Human Resources
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The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations | PBA

One of the biggest barriers to people with disability getting a job is the culture of low expectation, writes Kelly Vincent MLC from Dignity Party.

Disability workers are set to take strike action to demand job certainty Begin, Disability, Action, Group Action

Strike action begins over jobs in disability

Disability workers are set to take strike action to demand job certainty

' hashtag celebrating body positivity and disability goes viral Cerebral Palsy, Disability, Hashtags, Positivity, York, Celebrities, Celebs, Optimism, Famous People

'#DisabledAndCute' hashtag celebrating body positivity and disability goes viral

A New York journalist with cerebral palsy has started a movement.

I& disabled and in my – the fear that I won’t find a job is paralysing Find A Job, I Win, Disability, The Guardian, Career, Carrera
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I'm disabled and in my 50s – the fear that I won’t find a job is paralysing

I’m not bothered that larynx and face spasms make it difficult for me to speak – but I’m exhausted by the problems it causes

NDIS: Report warns workforce understaffed in major cities, raises concerns over readiness - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Disability Insurance, Abc News, Raising, Cities, City
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Disability workforce won't keep up with demand, report warns

Parts of Australia's biggest cities could struggle to attract enough disability workers for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, a new report warns.

Difficulties with community disability care News Online, New Technology, Newcastle, Disability, Community, World, Peace, The World

Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au

Breaking news from Sydney, Australia and the world. Features the latest business, sport, entertainment, travel, lifestyle, and technology news.

The needless deaths of people with intellectual disability must be urgently addressed - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Abc News, Disability, Health Care, Death, Writing, People, People Illustration, Folk, Health
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Needless deaths of people with intellectual disability must be addressed

It is simply unacceptable that people with intellectual disability in our community are dying from preventable causes at over twice the rate as other Australians, write acting NSW Ombudsman Professor John McMillan and Deputy Ombudsman Steve Kinmond.

Reflection on Council's changing approach to access and inclusion | Brisbane City Council Brisbane City, City Council, Reflection, How To Plan
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Reflection on Council's changing approach to access and inclusion | Brisbane City Council

Return to the Brisbane Access and Inclusion page.