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Housing initiative for people with disabilities - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 06, 2011

Housing initiative for people with disabilities - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 06, 2011 | Disability | Scoop.it
THE GOVERNMENT will today announce plans to allow as many people with disabilities as possible to live independently in their own homes rather than institutions or residential care homes.
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Touchscreen tech helping people with disabilities - ABC Sydney - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Touchscreen tech helping people with disabilities - ABC Sydney - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Disability | Scoop.it
When Kirsten Deane started to teach her daughter Sophie to read, it was harder than it needed to be.
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$500,000 funding boost for children with a disability | Sunshine Coast Queensland

$500,000 funding boost for children with a disability | Sunshine Coast Queensland | Disability | Scoop.it
Premier and Minister for Reconstruction Anna Bligh said a 500000 funding boost would help ensure community kindergartens had the staff and resources required to deliver quality early childhood education programs to children with a disability...
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South Australian disability sector faces funding crisis

South Australian disability sector faces funding crisis | Disability | Scoop.it
URGENT funding is needed in South Australia's disability sector, with thousands of people on waiting lists for services.
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Her funding cut off, profoundly disabled 19-year-old has nowhere to go

Her funding cut off, profoundly disabled 19-year-old has nowhere to go | Disability | Scoop.it
When Valmai MacIntyre's daughter Elsha turned 19 last March, her mother didn't celebrate. Instead, she cried.
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Taking Questions on Applying with a Learning Disability - New York Times (blog)

Taking Questions on Applying with a Learning Disability - New York Times (blog) | Disability | Scoop.it
Taking Questions on Applying with a Learning DisabilityNew York Times (blog)Marybeth Kravets, an educational consultant and past president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, is answering questions this week on applying to...
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International Day of People with Disability “Free Cinema Day ...

International Day of People with Disability “Free Cinema Day ... | Disability | Scoop.it
The Council is partnering with Reading Cinemas, Redbank Plaza to provide a social activity for Ipswich citizens who identify as having a disability. There will be a free advanced screening of “Dolphin Tale”.
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Puerto Rico ends legal battle over disability - The Associated Press

Puerto Rico ends legal battle over disabilityThe Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico has reached an agreement with the US government ending a 12-year legal battle to improve the island's health system for the mentally disabled,...
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Tariana Turia: Choice in community living - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Tariana Turia: Choice in community living - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Disability | Scoop.it
Tariana Turia: Choice in community livingScoop.co.nz (press release)The Associate Minister of Health and Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia today announced the launch of the Choice in Community Living programme in the Auckland and Waikato...
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Kenya Re unveils campaign to aid people living with disability - The Standard

Kenya Re unveils campaign to aid people living with disability - The Standard | Disability | Scoop.it
Kenya Re unveils campaign to aid people living with disabilityThe StandardKenya Re has launched a campaign that is expected to help people with disability participate more actively in both the economic and social life.
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Council consultation to suggest new projects for people with disabilities - STV Local

Council consultation to suggest new projects for people with disabilities - STV Local | Disability | Scoop.it
STV LocalCouncil consultation to suggest new projects for people with disabilitiesSTV LocalPublic urged to give their ideas on the future of day services for people with learning disabilities.
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Funding for disability insurance scheme is not close

Funding for disability insurance scheme is not close | Disability | Scoop.it
THE Gillard government is no closer to working out how it will pay for its promised disability insurance scheme, with Community Services Minister Jenny Macklin urging a national debate on raising the $6.5 billion needed to fund it.
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Disabled migrants still not welcome - The National Interest - 4 November 2011

Disabled migrants still not welcome - The National Interest - 4 November 2011 | Disability | Scoop.it
The White Australia policy was abolished in the early 1970s and today we would be horrified at the thought of reverting to a system which discriminated against migrants on the basis of skin colour. But what about disability?
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South Australia disability sector unsustainable

South Australia disability sector unsustainable | Disability | Scoop.it

Disability services in South Australia are unsustainable and disabled people, their families and their carers cannot wait years for real change, a report has found.

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Disabled waiting for funds

Disabled waiting for funds | Disability | Scoop.it

DISABLED Victorians are waiting up to five years for funding for basic services such as help getting out of bed.

 

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Dulkara unveiled at Cherrybrook

Dulkara unveiled at Cherrybrook | Disability | Scoop.it
A MILESTONE was achieved by Inala at Cherrybrook last week when Disability Services Minister Andrew Constance officially opened the new Dulkara Day Centre.
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No respite from waiting for answers

No respite from waiting for answers | Disability | Scoop.it
Respite can make all the difference when you care full-time for a disabled family member. But options are reduced once the teenager hits 17.
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Senior Government Minister Simon Crean MP says “Count Me In!” « everyaustraliancounts.com.au

Senior Government Minister Simon Crean MP says “Count Me In!” « everyaustraliancounts.com.au | Disability | Scoop.it
Join the campaign for the NDIS and revolutionise disability services. Australians with a disability, their families and carers deserve a fair go. It’s time to make every Australian count.
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4 Adults With Disabilities Chained Up In Social Security Scam

4 Adults With Disabilities Chained Up In Social Security Scam | Disability | Scoop.it
On Sunday, four developmentally disabled adults were found chained in the boiler room of an apartment house.
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David and Goliath battle over disability discrimination - ABC Online

David and Goliath battle over disability discrimination - ABC Online | Disability | Scoop.it
ABC OnlineDavid and Goliath battle over disability discriminationABC OnlineRather she wants Jetstar to change its policy of imposing a limit on the number of people with disabilities who it will take on each flight.
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People with disabilities still facing accessibility challenges: APD ...

“While the Gautrain and Rea-vaya services have structures that support people with disabilities, there's a small portion of disabled people who make use of those services as others cannot afford it. Taxis have proven to be the ...
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Sparc marks 60 years of aiding people with developmental disabilities - The State Journal-Register

Sparc marks 60 years of aiding people with developmental disabilities - The State Journal-Register | Disability | Scoop.it
Sparc marks 60 years of aiding people with developmental disabilitiesThe State Journal-RegisterLife lessons, such as paying it forward, are just a small part of the skills taught to people with disabilities at Sparc facilities.
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More Than 1 In 4 With Disabilities Living In Poverty - Disability Scoop

More Than 1 In 4 With Disabilities Living In Poverty - Disability Scoop | Disability | Scoop.it
As the number of Americans living in poverty soars, people with disabilities are faring among the worst, new Census data shows.
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Left behind: Disability community still faces employment crisis

Left behind: Disability community still faces employment crisis | Disability | Scoop.it
Coverage of lifestyle news from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Disability community faces employment crisis in US.
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