Scope Blog

11 May 2017

Speak Up and be Safe from Abuse

The Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria, has worked with Scope to develop a safeguarding project. Resources enable people with communication difficulties to identify and report abuse as well as providing training for the people who support them on how to use the toolkit.

9 May 2017

What’s hot at AGOSCI National conference 2017?

Karen Bloomberg takes us through her  tips on what’s hot at this year's AGOSCI conference held in Melbourne.

2 May 2017

Scope GoKids

Scope GoKids is a service that provides support and equipment for children with a range of mobility needs. Fiona Kiffin from Scope’s Fundraising team recently had the opportunity attend a fitting of a Hart Walker. In this blog, she shares her experience. 

26 Apr 2017

5 MORE tips to seeing the person and not the disability

Zane McKenzie presents five tips aim to help you feel more confident in speaking to people with a disability with a focus on better communication.

18 Apr 2017

The new way we’re helping Speech Pathologists

Speech Pathologist Georgia Burn shares her experience of working for Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre’s Practice Support service. The service is run by Speech Pathologists who work at Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre (CIRC), and are experienced in supporting people who have little or no speech to communicate.

11 Apr 2017

Do you want to be the next Telescope winner?

Telescope is an annual writing competition open to writers with a disability. Telescope provides a platform for writers to have exposure for their work and for readers to indulge in the unique voices of writers with disability. Find out some inside tips from the 2017 judges.

4 Apr 2017

Spotlight on Keziah Glenane and her dog ‘Rusty’

‘My dog Rusty’ was the latest piece by author Keziah Glenane, which she submitted to the annual Telescope writing competition. Keziah won first place for her piece in the non-fiction category. Keziah shares her experience of writing about the bond with her dog.

30 Mar 2017

How can we better support people with Autism?

With around 1 in 100-110 Australians living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the event encourages all people to better understand Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ensure people with ASD feel included and treated as equals in society.

29 Mar 2017

Some facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

With around 1 in 100-110 Australians living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it's important understand the condition and ensure people with ASD feel included and treated as equals in society.

28 Mar 2017

Six ideas for a more accessible hospital system

Viv is a writer, a published poet, and an educator. Late one night Viv became extremely sick, to the point where an ambulance needed to be called. Viv takes us through her experience of becoming separated from her method of communication and the approaches hospitals and paramedics can undertake to become more accessible for patients who have little or no speech.