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People with disability have the right to feel safe

Source: AFDO

Trauma specialists Blue Knot Foundation have been funded by the Australian Government to manage the National Counselling and Referral Service (NCRS). The NCRS is now offering support to people with disability and their family and carers who have experienced or witnessed abuse, neglect, violence, or exploitation during these difficult times. Please note that you do […]

Source: AFDO

Release of Report into issues surrounding the death of Ms Ann-Marie Smith

Source: AFDO

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) welcomes the Report by the Hon. Alan Robertson SC from the independent review into issues surrounding the appalling death of Ms Ann-Marie Smith in April this year.  We acknowledge that the Government has already taken some action to strengthen systems and processes to better support NDIS participants most […]

Source: AFDO

AFDO eNews #13 – September 2020

Source: AFDO

From our CEO Ross Joyce Welcome to the latest edition of AFDO eNews.    This year has seen many challenges for people with disability and their families as everyone adjusts to living through a global pandemic.  However, the impact COVID-19 has had on people with disability is a cause for real concern.  Once again weve seen people with disability […]

Source: AFDO

Change ahead for Australia’s Hearing Services Program

A review of the Hearing Services Program has begun. A new Expert Panel, led by Professor Mike Woods, and panelist Dr Zena Burgess PhD, will review the program and identify possible reforms to ensure that the program remains client-focused while modernising key components in the context of policy, markets and technological developments. Through the  the Government is […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Don’t wait for clear facemasks – make your own sign

Seen on Facebook: “The mandatory face mask order has caused a lot of concerns for my fellow deaf community members. Deafness is invisible, and people will assume you can hear. Sister and I ran some personal errands, and we appreciated the patience people displayed after we showed them our cards and they accommodated our needs. […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

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