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Launch of International Disability Alliance Report on Inclusive Education 

Source: AFDO

What an inclusive, equitable, quality education means to us The International Disability Alliance (IDA) has released its first global report on Inclusive Education.  Titled What an inclusive, equitable, quality education means to us, the report is the culmination of a two-year process of building a consensus and a cross-disability perspective from the disability rights movement […]

Source: AFDO

Free aged care sign language interpreting

The Australian Government has launched a free national sign language interpreting service for senior Australians who communicate in Auslan and receive or want to access aged care services. Minister for Aged Care Richard Colbeck announced, “It will ensure that these people can participate in the assessment, planning, and review of their care – something which […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Hearing services change from 1 July

The National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Australian Government’s Hearing Services Program will have different roles in providing supports to people with hearing difficulties. But they will work together from 1 July to make sure that quality hearing services continue to be available to people of all ages. To do this there have been some […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Hearing services change from 1 July 2020

The National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Australian Government’s Hearing Services Program will have different roles in providing supports to people with hearing difficulties. But they will work together from 1 July to make sure that quality hearing services continue to be available to people of all ages. To do this there have been some […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Safeguarding Task Force Interim Report Released

Source: AFDO

An urgent review prompted by the death of Ann-Marie Smith in South Australia has found the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) needs to get better at identifying vulnerable care recipients, and improve the supervision of in-home workers. The State Government of South Australia set-up a 12-member Task Force last month to examine gaps in oversight […]

Source: AFDO

Beware of Scam Charity Calls

Source: AFDO

Scammers are increasingly impersonating real charities to take advantage of people’s generosity and compassion over recent years, and there has been an increase in charity scams relating to COVID-19 over recent months. A charity scam involves being contacted by somebody claiming to be from a charity.  Contact can be made by phone, mail, email, or […]

Source: AFDO

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