When it comes to cerebral palsy (CP), there is a wealth of information and knowledge dedicated to symptoms like spasticity and ataxia. However, little is understood about dystonia – perhaps because it is a rarer side effect of CP.
Many individuals with disabilities feel that when recruiting in-home help, they must go with a nurse to meet their needs. However, this can be costly to get the support you deserve.
Victorian councils have continued to cut funding for in-home help for older residents. This dilemma comes at the same time the disability sector and NDIS providers like The Cerebral Palsy Support Network (CPSN), are eagerly seeking workers for their growing client lists.
Many Australians struggle to get adequate amounts of nutrition throughout the day, and if you add the challenges of a disability to the equation, this can quickly become harder. Money, lack of knowledge about proper nutrition, and unique dietary requirements are some of the barriers people with disabilities can experience when accessing healthy food regularly.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is growing in popularity but still feels like a misunderstood and underutilised resource in the disability community. AAC digital devices enable non-verbal members of the community to speak with the use of technology.
In today's Western dominant society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to be a marginalised and socially disadvantaged minority group. Compared to other Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience significantly varied outcomes related to health, education, employment, and housing.
Many people with disabilities want to know how they can advocate for their community. Sitting on a Board as a person with lived experience can be a powerful way to create change, however, it can feel overwhelming knowing where to start.
Due to the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron Covid-19 subvariants triggering a surge in cases throughout the country, the Australian government has announced that 7.4 million people will be eligible to get a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine.