White text reads "Growing Up Disabled in Australia" over a thick repetitious brush strokes and paint spatters in pinks, greens and and yellows. Yellow text at bottom reads "Edited by Carly Findlay".

One in five Australians has a disability. And disability presents itself in many ways. Yet disabled people are still underrepresented in the media and in literature. In Growing Up Disabled in Australia – compiled by writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay OAM – more than forty writers with a disability or chronic illness share their stories, in their own words. 

An image of a bill, groceries, a piggy bank and coins on an IDEAS background of blue with Ideas speech bubble "IDEAS does information so you can do life."

We never could have predicted our experience of COVID-19 in Australia, and the health and money challenges that have brought to too many Aussies, especially those living with a disability. That doesn’t mean there’s no hope or no help, and its why we’ve been busy collecting proper info for you for real practical help right now.

A image of the Book Penguin Bloom. The cover is in black and white. A young boy layin gon his back ina furry suit. HE hold on his chest a magpie who is grasping his hands with her claws.

This story is a photographic journey, coupled with an authentic narrative. In the beginning, the Bloom family believed they were rescuing an abandoned magpie chick. Along the way, they realised that "Penguin" was helping save them.

A view of the book cover and Spine for "The Self Care Revolution" by Suzy Reading

The self-care revolution is designed to help and restore your day to day energy reserves. So that rather than running on empty, you will have the strength and spirit to excel with whatever life brings.

Book cover, includes title of the book Everything I've Never Said showing a girl's face floating in water

A novel looking at the challenges a family faces when there is a disability. Diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, Ava is unable to talk, nod her head or point, and what she would dearly like to do is tell her family she loves them. Especially her big sister Nic. 

Image of children's illustrated book cover featuring a child writing at a desk and looking closely at their work.

This book will help children to understand what autism is and the way it affects someone who has it, whether that is a class member or a sibling. 

Image of Aboriginal Aged Care Directory Riverina Murray . Produced by IDEAS

A comprehensive directory of services and supports for Aboriginal Aged Care in the Riverina Murray region including Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Albury, Leeton, Tumut and Deniliquin and nearby regional and rural areas. 

IDEAS acknowledges the Wiradjuri people as the traditional custodians of the land within the Riverina Murray Region. 

IDEAS also acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to elders both past, present and emerging.

Glass of alcohol, cigarettes, pills and a syringe

This book is intended for anyone who is interested in finding accurate information about drugs and alcohol.

Pictures of cafes and streets

This is not just a guide for wheelchair users but for all foodies because it also includes food quality, service provision, price range, payment methods, hours of business and decor. - (Lucky) Phill Jury 5th Edition - Jul 01, 2015

Red book cover with images of computers

What many people don’t know is that some fonts can be inaccessible to people with disability, particularly those with a visual impairment or a learning disability such as dyslexia.