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Community and Family Studies: People with a Disability
Disability is part of human diversity. There are many different kinds of disability, caused by accidents, illness or genetic disorders. One in five Australians have a disability, however many encounter a range of barriers, stereotypes and negative attitudes. They are more likely to experience poverty, live in poor quality or insecure housing, suffer from mental illness and have low levels of education. They are often socially isolated, with fewer opportunities to take part in community life. How do people with disabilities live their daily lives, and what levels of care and support are currently available to them? What protections are available to people experiencing discrimination in employment, education, accommodation, and with limited access to services and public places? This book examines disability prevalence and support in Australia, and explores issues involving disability rights and discrimination.
Department of Social Services
DSS helps to support people with disability through programs and services and benefits and payments. DSS also helps to support Australians' mental health Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability and people with mental illness.
Australian Human Rights Commision
This Issues Paper sets out the context for the National Inquiry into Employment and Disability. It includes some of the recently available statistics regarding the employment of people with disabilities in Australia.
People with Disability Australia
People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA) is a national disability rights and advocacy organisation. Our primary membership is made up of people with disability and organisations primarily constituted by people with disability. We also have a large associate membership of other individuals and organisations committed to the disability rights movement.
Living with a disability has its tough times... but lots of lighter moments too. We interviewed people all over the country to hear their insights; these frank and funny conversations reveal the truth about disability and today we bring you the best moments from that series.
Status of People with a Disability in Australia.
Will the National Disability Insurance Scheme revolutionise the state of the disabled in Australia?
Australian Network on Disability
What is a disability? A disability is any condition that restricts a person's mental, sensory or mobility functions. It may be caused by accident, trauma, genetics or disease. A disability may be temporary or permanent, total or partial, lifelong or acquired, visible or invisible.
Australian Government Support for People with a Disability
Australian Bureau of Statisics
Just under one in five people (4.2 million people or 18.5% of Australians) reported having a disability in 2012. A further 4.7 million people (21%) had a long-term health condition that did not restrict their everyday activities. The remaining 60% of the population had neither a disability or a long-term health condition. For those people with disability, 3.7 million (88%) had a specific limitation or restriction that meant they were limited in the core activities of self care, mobility or communication, or restricted in schooling or employment.