Experts sound warning as families source 3D-printed prostheses
When three-year-old Izabella Carlson was able to ride a bike for the first time with the help of her "special hand", it was an emotional moment for her family. But health experts say the use of prosthetic-like devices made by "hobbyists" carry the risk of injury and illness.Her mum, Kate Carlson, said while her daughter who was born without her left hand can pretty much do everything, there was one activity she needed a little help with.
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Advocates have been inundated by people seeking help to share their stories of abuse and neglect with the disability royal commission.
Disability Advocacy Network Australia chief executive Mary Mallett said some support groups have been scrambling to support people wanting to make a submission and those appearing at public hearings.
"Some of them are already inundated with the number of people who need help to write a submission," Ms Mallett told AAP as advocates and support services involved with the royal commission met in Melbourne on Friday.
Melbourne's wheelchair-accessible tram plan is way off track, Victorian disability and transport advocates say
The Victorian Government is required by law to make all public transport accessible, including every tram line, by 2032. But it's way behind schedule.As the red lines show, most of the routes are completely inaccessible.
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Social Services Minister Anne Ruston said almost $140 million would be invested in advocacy and counselling support as well as legal assistance services.
"We want to make it as easy as possible for people to access support if they choose to participate in the disability royal commission at any point over the next three years," Senator Ruston said in a statement.
There have so far been more than 300 calls to a national counselling and referral service, which began operating at the beginning of October.
Service operator Blue Knot Foundation's president Dr Cathy Kezelman said the people coming forward to provide submissions often needed a lot of emotional support and access to counselling and other services.
"It's an incredibly daunting process," she said.
"These are people who have experienced often repeated abuse, neglect and exploitation."
Disability royal commission hears group home residents 'treated like a bunch of sheep' .
Jane Rosengrave tells the disability royal commission she feels she has spent much of her life being controlled and abused in "mini-institutions" that were meant to offer her care and support. "Our rights were taken away," she told the disability royal commission in Melbourne on Monday as she recounted her journey from one group home to another."We were frightened," she said."We were frightened of being punished by the staff."Abused by staffMs Rosengrave told the commission that when she was 16, one of the facility's bus drivers began sexually abusing her. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.