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People with intellectual disability can thrive in open employment, but first they must be given a chance

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th August 2021 -  The open employment rate for people with intellectual disability is low in Australia, despite advocates pushing to get more of this cohort into mainstream work. We take a look at why

Aussies ‘uncomfortable’ with students with intellectual disability in their child’s school

Luke Michael, Monday, 10th February 2020 -  But disability advocates say the segregation of kids with disability in education is a fundamental breach of human rights  Almost one in five Australians are uncomfortable with

NZ Intellectual Disability Services Come Under Scrutiny

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  New Zealand’s chief ombudsman is investigating the Ministry of Health and its services for people with intellectual disabilities amid fears vulnerable people are being unlawfully

Lack of Specialist Clinicians Failing Australians with an Intellectual Disability

Simon Wardale, Monday, 3rd October 2016 -  There is a huge gap in learning and expertise for Australians working with people with an intellectual disability that needs to be bridged, writes Simon Wardale, manager of Endeavour

Greens to Re-Open Inquiry Into Restraining People With Cognitive Impairment in Detention

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 -  Western Australia’s re-elected Greens Senator Rachel Siewert will move to restart an inquiry into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive impairment.
Siewert, whose

Court Action Over Disability Payment Scheme

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st January 2014 -  Lawyers for 10,000 intellectually disabled workers in Australia have sought a court order over the Federal Government’s latest payment scheme. Compensation law firm, Maurice…
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