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Ultrasound reveals autism risk at birth, study finds

Ultrasound reveals autism risk at birth, study finds | Disabilities in Australia | Scoop.it
Low-birth-weight babies with a particular brain abnormality are at greater risk for autism, according to a new study that could provide doctors a signpost for early detection of the still poorly understood disorder.

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Mental Illness Affects Job Prospects More Than Physical Disability

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The stigma of mental illness often has a greater impact on people's employment prospects than physical disability or illness, Australian researchers reported today.The study, commi (Mental Illness Affects Job Prospects More Than Physical Disability...

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Changing employer attitudes towards people with disability

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Discussion Paper

On 3 December 2012 Minister Shorten released the Discussion Paper: Improving Employment Participation of People with Disability.

The discussion paper canvasses public views on how to best achieve reform, including how to:promote and improve equality for people with disability in employment and in the workplacesupport employers to identify and remove barriers to the full and equal participation of people with disability in the workforce, in recognition of the disadvantaged position of people with disability in relation to employment matterspromote among employers the elimination of discrimination on the basis of a person’s disabilityfoster workplace consultation between employers and employees on issues concerning people with disability in employment and in the workplaceimprove the productivity and competitiveness of Australian business through the advancement of people with disability in the workplace.

The Government would like to hear from interested parties including:

people with disability, their families, carers and community representativesemployers – large and small and employer representativescurrent Employment Service Providersstate and local governmentsthe Australian Council of Trade Unions and unions.

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Auti-sim lets you experience the horror of sensory overload

Auti-sim lets you experience the horror of sensory overload | Disabilities in Australia | Scoop.it
Creator wants to help players gain empathy and understanding of autistic children.

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Don't Forget: Superannuation Could Help With Disability Benefits - Employment and HR - Australia

22 Oct 2012 - Australia - Employment and HR - Don't Forget: Superannuation Could Help With Disability Benefits - Stacks/The Law Firm - If you are injured, don't forget to check whether you have death or disability cover as part of a superannuation...

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