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Silent Witness: Supporting people with intellectual disabilities in the criminal justice system (Part I)

By Karen Akehurst

By Karen Akehurst PART I Very few people develop greater insight into the machinations of the Australian criminal justice system than the invisible support worker. My experience as Co-ordinator for a specialist legal support service for people with intellectual disabilities in the NSW criminal justice system was like watching a real life game of snakes […]

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Autism: the disability of this century

By Shae Courtney

By Shae Courtney. This article is part of our October focus on Disability Rights. Read more about this topic here. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the fastest growing disability in the Western world, yet there is no known cure and treating it is an ongoing scientific battle. Prevalence of ASD currently affects one in 90 children in […]

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AAA Art Prize for people with disability

By Oliver Ramsay

Arts Access Australia (AAA) is a disability led organisation improving access to the arts for people living with disability. Each year they host the AAA Art Prize, which this year attracted 110 submissions from 70 different artists. The exhibition opened Tuesday 30th October at The Concourse Art Space in Sydney with the winner of the prize […]

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Interview with Viktoria Modesta

David Donaldson in conversation with Viktoria Modesta

Viktoria Modesta is a British model, singer/songwriter and amputee who played the role of the ice queen in the closing ceremony of the London Paralympic Games. David Donaldson talked to her about disability, her career and the Paralympics. Right Now: I read that you’re from Daugavpils, Latvia, and that medical negligence when you were young […]

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Paralympics, Disability and Perspective

By Hsin-Yi Lo

“The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play” Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of […]