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Coronavirus Easy Read info

Royal Commission hears about Coronavirus

  • Anthony talking to the Royal Commission via video link

    Anthony Mulholland told the Disability Royal Commission about his life during Coronavirus.

    He said

    • I felt so isolated
    • There were different messages. It was very confusing for me
    • I have learnt that I have to look after myself and my mental health

    Read what Anthony said

What is self-isolation like?

  • Shu spent 2 weeks self-isolating.

    She went to a club where someone had COVID-19.

    She was worried that she was infected too.

    She got tested twice.

    She did new things to stay happy.

    The good news is Shu did not have COVID.

    Read Shu’s story

All about friends

  • We have made an Easy Read info guide about friends.

    You can find out

    • Why friends are important
    • What makes a good friend
    • How to meet new friends

    Get the info guide

Royal Commission public hearings

  • The Disability Royal Commission will have public hearings on

    • medicating people
    • education
    • criminal justice
    • First Nations people
    • training of health care professionals
    • employment

    Most people are not allowed to go to the hearings because of Coronavirus.

    But you can give evidence in other ways and watch the hearings online.

    Easy Read info about the hearings

Videos about Coronavrius and health

  • We have helped make videos about COVID-19.

    The videos are about

    • What is COVID-19?
    • Getting tested
    • How to self-isolate
    • Going to hospital
    • Supporting people with disability

    Watch the videos

Your health rights during Coronavirus

Your health rights

  • The Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has made a guide about good health care.

    The guide tells you about

    • what to take with you to hospital
    • getting the right information
    • making choices about your health care
    • what healthcare staff will do

    Get the Easy English guide

National Youth Disability Summit

  • The National Youth Disability Summit starts on September 29.

    You can find out about

    • Education
    • Employment
    • Mental health
    • The NDIS and housing
    • Access, awareness and inclusion

    The Summit is free for young people with disability.

    It will be online because of Coronavirus.

    Find out about the Summit

Disability Expo

  • This year the Disability Expo will be online.

    There will be accessible webinars.

    You can ask questions online.

    There will be entertainment and prizes.

    The Expo starts on September 4.

    Info about the Expo

LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability

  • LGBTIQA+ means people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning or asexual.

    Do LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability feel included?

    How can we promote equality for LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability?

    Listen to people talk about this

Inclusive research Easy Read guide

  • Inclusive research is when people with disability are part of the research team.

    There is a guide to doing inclusive research with people with disability.

    The guide helps organisations work better with people with disability.

    Read the guide

How are people during Coronavirus?

  • People with disability were asked what impact Coronavirus has on their lives.

    People said they feel

    • stressed
    • forgotten
    • ignored

    They said their cost of living had gone up.

    They were struggling to make ends meet.

    Read a report about what people said

Got a question?

  • Courtney asnwering the phone

    Our friendly info service team can answer your questions.

    They can help you find the information you need.

    Call us on 1800 424 065.

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