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Mother interacting with her daughter in a park, she is leaning in close and tucking her daughters hair behind her ear. The daughter is looking down and smiling.

No more excuses

The parents of Rina, a young woman with autism spectrum disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and severe intellectual disability, applied to the NDIA for funding for bathroom modifications that Rina required. The NDIA refused the request for bathroom modifications, stating Rina…
Close up of a woman standing at a window, leaning up against it with her head resting on folded arms against it, looking out and looking sad and lonely.

Out of the bureaucratic maze

Leia tried three times to join the NDIS but was turned down. Leia found the application process particularly difficult due to her attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and dysgraphia. Frustrated by the experience and the decision as her medical team assured…

Disability Advocates Condemn ‘Inappropriate’ Sentence For Ann Marie Smith Carer

Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy body has condemned the sentence handed down today to disability support worker Rosa Maria Maione for the manslaughter of Adelaide resident Ann Marie Smith as manifestly inappropriate for such a shocking crime. Ms Maione…