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Kiss goodbye to MS - Walk 50km in May!

Kiss goodbye to MS - Walk 50km in May!

27 April 2022
Australians have been asked to run or walk 50km in May to help raise funds to leave multiple sclerosis where it belongs - behind us.
Chill out and discover new paths at Brisbane Expo!

Chill out and discover new paths at Brisbane Expo!

26 April 2022
April is World Autism Month, so to round the month off, why not head to the Brisbane Disability Connection Expo 2022, Sponsored by Holistic Horizon...
SA Police recruits to undertake autism training

SA Police recruits to undertake autism training

06 April 2022
April is Autism Awareness Month - we continue our series of articles focussing on autism and autistic people throughout the month. Police recruits...
A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

31 March 2022
April is World Autism Month and we at Developing Australian Communities love to share your stories and perspectives. From participants, carers and ...
Fourth COVID-19 booster vax for vulnerable groups in lead-up to winter flu season

Fourth COVID-19 booster vax for vulnerable groups in lead-up to winter flu season

30 March 2022
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended a winter booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for vulnerable Australians.
RizeUp against domestic violence this Easter

RizeUp against domestic violence this Easter

30 March 2022
There’s a lot going on around Australia right now and people are struggling but holiday periods like Easter can be even more stressful, particularl...
Support worker’s guide to working with allied health professionals

Support worker’s guide to working with allied health professionals

29 March 2022
Hireup support worker Alax McGilvray explains the importance of attending her client Domenico’s allied health appointments to confidently implement...
MATES helps people with a disability learn to swim

MATES helps people with a disability learn to swim

29 March 2022
Swim programs Austswim and Kids Alive Do The Five have joined forces to make swimming more accessible for people living with a disability.
Petition calls for drastic cut to hospital and housing waiting times

Petition calls for drastic cut to hospital and housing waiting times

23 March 2022
A petition is calling on the Federal Government to end bureaucratic delays and take immediate action to give young people and others living with di...
Tricia Malowney is helping empower the disability sector

Tricia Malowney is helping empower the disability sector

23 March 2022
Even after many successful decades of work and study, Chief Accessibility Advocate to the Department of Transport (DoT) Tricia Malowney says she is...
Auslan to be taught in NSW schools from 2023

Auslan to be taught in NSW schools from 2023

22 March 2022
New South Wales public schools will have the option of providing Auslan classes to students from kindergarten to Year 10 from next year.
Historic collaboration to address inappropriate use of psychotropic medicines

Historic collaboration to address inappropriate use of psychotropic medicines

21 March 2022
Did you know that some Australians are STILL chemically restrained to control their behaviour?
Support workers need to know the boundaries when it comes to being “friends”

Support workers need to know the boundaries when it comes to being “friends”

17 March 2022
Disability support workers and participants need to understand the boundaries when it comes to fulfilling their role, according to controversial ad...
Recent floods add to homeless crisis for those with a disability

Recent floods add to homeless crisis for those with a disability

16 March 2022
Recent flooding devastation has magnified an already escalating housing crisis across the board but specifically for those living with a disability...
Hireup support worker’s tips on communicating with children who may be non-verbal

Hireup support worker’s tips on communicating with children who may be non-verbal

15 March 2022
It can be daunting as a new carer or starting out as a support worker and not knowing how to communicate with your client who may be unable to spea...
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