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Thursday, 1st October 2009

Death Ignorance and Bias - Education Revolution - the push to demonize and close congregate care facilities
Disability Access is like Organic Fruit

Disability Access is like Organic Fruit

Thursday, 1st October 2009

Accessible venues are rare and tend to be expensive and sterile because it is the large organisations that are pressured to be accessible.
Recognising competencies: an inclusive approach to education

Recognising competencies: an inclusive approach to education

Thursday, 1st October 2009

To your left, some 100 metres or so after you turn into University Drive, you pass Flinders Universitys Sturt precinct, where the Department of Disability Studies isbased.
Shut Out of Jobs, Buildings and Society

Shut Out of Jobs, Buildings and Society

Thursday, 1st October 2009

When newly appointed Employment Participation Minister Mark Arbib was asked what his priorities were, he exclaimed, Jobs, jobs, jobs! Its a mantra frequently uttered by the Government since the global financial crisis and increasing unemployment.
And in the  right hand corner

And in the right hand corner

Thursday, 1st October 2009

A few months ago the UK online disability magazine, Disability Now published the editorial reproduced below. Chris Woodhead, mentioned in the editorial, is a former Inspector of Schools in the UK. Woodhead, 63, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease three years ago.
Bringing up Chloe

Bringing up Chloe

Thursday, 1st October 2009

In the mid-1990s, a palm reader told my mother, Jane Lamble, then aged in her 40s, that she would raise a fourth child, in addition to the three she already had, and that the child would be of her genetic line. If it wasnt the strangest thing Mum had been told, it was certainly strange when it came true.
Daughters of "MAD MOTHERS"

Daughters of "MAD MOTHERS"

Thursday, 1st October 2009

As a young adult, Catherine Camden-Pratt did not leave the home she grew up in, on Sydneys lower North Shore. Home, she says, left me.
How well do education ideals match reality?

How well do education ideals match reality?

Thursday, 1st October 2009

All too often, the reality for disabled children who are mainstreamed is horribly different from the idealistic theorising.
Tom the loneliest

Tom the loneliest

Thursday, 1st October 2009

Well before Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho or Kathy Bates star turn as an obsessive fan in Misery, Hollywood's take on mental illness was well-established madness" meant dangerous". Even in 1943 when Shadow of a Doubt was released, psychopathic killers with the urge to change hairlines permanently were already cliche.

What are you thinking Queensland Education?

What are you thinking Queensland Education?

Thursday, 1st October 2009

For many parents of children with physical and sensorydisabilities around Australia, it would be impossible to find a more ideal model of education than that developed in a south Brisbane suburb over the past seven years, incorporating the very best of both special andinclusive education.
Managing advanced Multiple Sclerosis

Managing advanced Multiple Sclerosis

Thursday, 1st October 2009

When Rae Edwards was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, her first priority was to ensure her young family remained ‚workable‚Ě.
Deaf in a hearing world

Deaf in a hearing world

Thursday, 1st October 2009

With degrees in arts and law, an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and an impressive list of senior managerial positions to his name, 38-year-old Alastair McEwin is obviously a singularly high†achiever. Far less obvious is the fact that McEwin is also profoundly deaf, and has been so since birth
Disability over the ages

Disability over the ages

Thursday, 1st October 2009

Attitudes to people with disabilities have varied over the ages from charitable and humane, to abuse and exclusion.
Long hard road to disability rights

Long hard road to disability rights

Thursday, 1st October 2009

Disability advocate Maurice Corcoran has pursued several breaches of the Disability Discrimination Act at considerable personal and financial cost to himself. People with disabilities will continue to suffer abuse and prejudice, he says, unless the Government takes action to enforce the Act it cannot be left to disability advocates.
Gatekeepers to restrain the hordes at the gates of supported accommodation

Gatekeepers to restrain the hordes at the gates of supported accommodation

Thursday, 1st October 2009

When DADHC, the NSW department responsible for delivering services to the State‚s disabled citizens, recently announced the appointment of an additional 100 case managers, a senior departmental official happened to mention that the role of such people was one of 'gatekeeper and triage'.
Claiming the mother in her madness

Claiming the mother in her madness

Thursday, 1st October 2009

In Catherine Camden-Pratt‚s book Out of the Shadows, fourteen women tell what it was like to grow up with mentally ill mothers.
Partnerships a Top Priority for Bedford

Partnerships a Top Priority for Bedford

Thursday, 1st October 2009

Bedford, South Australias most diverse provider of employment and training services for people with a disability, is utilising its strong business partnerships to provide more sustainable, quality employment opportunities.
Medicating sadness

Medicating sadness

Thursday, 1st October 2009

Clever advertising by the pharmaceutical industry has also convinced many doctors that medications are the simple and correct response to emotional pain.
News

News

Thursday, 1st October 2009

Australias Paralympic medal hopes hit Thredbo - Elderly patient left on bedpan for days
Artistry in action at Q ArtStudio

Artistry in action at Q ArtStudio

Thursday, 1st October 2009

Q ArtStudio started as a simple day program but over the years it has bloomed into a professional art and design studio that gives people with intellectual and physical disabilities and an artisitic bent the opportunity to develop a career in fine art.
Help for top-enders with rare genetic disease

Help for top-enders with rare genetic disease

Thursday, 1st October 2009

Its a hideous and debilitating disease for which there is no cure. First there is clumsiness and weakness in the arms, developing into a staggering, lurching walk easily mistaken for drunkenness.
Fund to give families a fighting chance

Fund to give families a fighting chance

Thursday, 1st October 2009

A leading figure in the Australia-wide campaign for a National Disability Insurance Scheme, Bruce Bonyhady, will speak at a dinner to be held at NSW Parliament House in Sydney on Thursday 5 November.
World watching  our gene patent inquiry

World watching our gene patent inquiry

Thursday, 1st October 2009

An Australian patent claims exclusive rights over an epilepsy related gene, and any future, yet to be discovered, treatments utilising it
Breakthroughs

Breakthroughs

Thursday, 1st October 2009

Exercise your hips to help achy knees? If you have arthritis in a knee, your whole leg subtly starts shifting out of alignment as you favour the sore spot.