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Disability News: NSW Australia

  • Synopsis: Disability news stories and articles from New South Wales Australia includes medical press releases and coming events.

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Disability Statistics NSW

The population of NSW is aging and this trend is expected to continue. By 2016, the older population (people aged 65 years and over) is expected to outnumber the younger population (people aged 0-14 years) for the first time in the history of NSW.

The paper Accounting for Change in Disability and Severe Restriction is now available on the ABS web site, www.abs.gov.au, It provides an overview of disability across the surveys, by age and particular restricting impairment; then focuses on the population with severe restriction.

The Disability Council of NSW is the official advisory body to the State Government on disability matters and provide advice to the Commonwealth of Australia on the effect of national policy at a State level.

The Disability Council of NSW seeks to provide best quality advice to Government and promote a positive vision of the future for all people with disability, which means working with others to achieve a socially just community in which Government policy and practice reflect the lives and experiences of people with disability as individuals, family members and participants with many roles in a broad range of diverse settings - www.disabilitycouncil.nsw.gov.au

If you reside in NSW and you believe your child has special learning needs that require additional assistance please contact the principal at your child's school. The principal will consider your child's needs in consultation with the school's Learning Support Team. The Learning Support Team assists classroom teachers to address the educational needs of students with a disability, learning difficulty or behavior disorder.


Latest New South Wales Publications

  1. Strategy for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in NSW
    LOUD's campaign showcases real life stories of people who have been positively impacted by the NDIS.
  2. TV Ad Launched As Care Sector Jobs Boom
    Increasing demands of aging population and rise in people accessing disability services creates job boom in disability and community care workforce in New South Wales.
  3. Updated NSW Standards for Disability Services
    Standards in Action manual to assist service providers to implement NSW Disability Service Standards and assist in service development.
  4. Free Smoke Alarms for NSW Deaf
    NSW Government has committed $2 million to provide free smoke alarms for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  5. North Ryde Accommodation for People with Disability
    New accommodation for people with an intellectual disability and complex behavior needs in North Ryde.

Full List of New South Wales Documents (43 Items)




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