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Tag: Disability

Advocates sound alarm on disability vaccines

Disability advocates claim a lack of access to COVID-19 vaccines as the federal government concedes there is still a way to go.

Speechless: the week dedicated to raising awareness of unique disability

For many of us, communicating with others comes as second nature. We talk, text, phone, write. But what if we couldn’t?For 1.2 million Australians, that’s a reality. They’re living with a communication...

Special needs stylist embarks on new adventure

Stepping into a hair salon to get a haircut. While it may seem like an everyday task to most people, for people living with a disability, it can be challenging to say...

Grant to give Firstchance children a new voice

Firstchance is hoping a $47,000 windfall will help its children avoid developing American accents. The money is a grant received from the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation on 11 June. It will be used by...

Support hub for people with disability

Social distancing is not an option for people with disability. That’s the verdict from Community Disability Alliance Hunter (CDAH) Executive Officer, David Belcher. He says many in the disability community cannot live safely in their homes...

New lifesaving program launched in Newcastle

A new course in Disability First Aid could be the difference between life and death for people living with disability. The course uses basic first aid principles and adapts them to situations an individual...
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