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'No time for fairies'

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'No time for fairies'

Actor and circus performer Emma J Hawkins said casting is a still a serious issue for performers with disability.

Last year, Hawkins appeared in the Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man at Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre.

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Who has the right to tell stories?

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Who has the right to tell stories?

Scott Price, who describes himself as a proudly "autistic artist", says that while things "have actually improved a lot, there's still a long way to go — in terms of the psychology of people".

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The Adventures Of The Boy Who Was Told He’d Never Speak

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The Adventures Of The Boy Who Was Told He’d Never Speak

For Year 7, I started at a little school in the NSW outback with an enrolment of 150 students from K-12. At first, there were no problems, then things started to go wrong, writes William McIntosh.

Content note: Descriptions of bullying, ableism and a mention of suicide.

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Invisible Disability Stigma is Driving Workers to Hide Conditions

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Invisible Disability Stigma is Driving Workers to Hide Conditions

Disability discrimination accounts for the highest volume of complaints to the Australian Human Rights Commission annually[1]. This can potentially lead to those living with an invisible disability to decide to hide their condition from prospective employers in fear of discrimination and social stigma, according to leading Disability Employment Services experts atWork Australia. In order to create inclusive workplaces, the need for support, open conversation and businesses to see the ability in disability, has never been more important.

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Being an ally to people with disabilities

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Being an ally to people with disabilities

Do you even know what it is — beyond the obvious use of two or three well-known insults?

Across the board, I believe ableism is often the forgotten prejudice. The one so well absorbed into society's structures that many people don't even notice it's there.

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