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No Don Burke, there is no link between autism or Aspergers...

Don Burke blames his sexual harassment and bullying behaviour on Aspergers / Autism despite there being absolutely no link to suggest this is the case and this will lead to worse attitudes towards people with Autism.

Join for Free at the new My Disability Matters Club social...

Learn about the My Disability Matters Club - a new free social networking site for the disability platform. Just like Facebook only far better!

Supreme Court rules that bedroom tax discriminated against people with disabilities

Social housing tenants who were judged to have a ‘spare’ bedroom had their housing benefits payments cut. This has been challenged for some cases.

The cult of positivity: 9 inspirational mantras I’m very sick of...

A positive outlook for people with disabilities is helpful, even necessary, but it isn't magical and won't solve all your problems. Some solutions require society to change!

NDIS nominees and appointments of guardians

Analysis around some guardianship cases involving disabled people receiving NDIS supports - when should a guardian or nominee be appointed under the NDIS?

An open letter to Members of the Parliament of SA

A response to the voluntary euthanasia bill which is currently before the South Australian Parliament.

Proposed focus areas on the NDIS by Australian Human Rights Commission

A discussion paper has been released by the Australian Human Rights Commission stating the areas of focus by the Commissioner for the NDIS.

My sister is inspiring, but she’s not your ‘inspiration porn’

This person with a disability competed in the Paralympics and won a medal - is that inspirational?

We’re blind, not invisible

A social change campaign aimed at permanently altering how society views and treats people who are blind.

“He ain’t special, he’s my brother” – Time to ditch the...

It is time we stopped describing disabled people as "special" and stopped calling their reasonable adjustment needs as "special needs" - it is offensive.

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