This is a fascinating story on so many levels. Andrew Smart is not only really funny ( ‘I speak three languages- English, German and Spastic’), he’s also a determined man who won’t let his disability define or limit him -think … Read more
If you haven’t caught up with ABC’s 10 part series, You Can’t Ask That, then it’s not too late, you can watch it online on ABC’s iview. Each episode offers insights into the experiences of misunderstood and marginalised Australians as they … Read more
If you haven’t jumped on the podcast bandwagon, you’re missing out. There are so many interesting podcasts available these days. Listening to podcasts is a great way to be entertained while you are doing your house work, on long drives, or … Read more
Do you have difficulty accessing some of the websites out there? If so, you might find the BBC’s, My Web my way guide useful. This guide is packed with advice and help on accessibility features and assistive technologies, all of which … Read more
AMPARO Advocacy has produced two fact sheets in over 20 languages, including Auslan, to provide information to people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities about disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). You can find these fact sheets on Amparo … Read more
This is an excerpt from a speech given by the NDIS Chair, Bruce Bonyhady to Leadership Victoria. We recommend you read the full transcript on the NDIS website, but for those short on time, his conclusion is worth considering, particularly … Read more
It is interesting to note that autism is the most common disability type to be funded under the NDIS, comprising 30 % of funding. Additionally, half of the people who have signed up with the NDIS are getting funding for the first … Read more
As the Paralympics is underway it’s a good time to listen to this segment about the social exclusion of kids with disabilities in sports and playgrounds. This segment from the ABC’s Radio National, Life Matters program, explores some of the myths and … Read more
Although you can only access the NDIS when it becomes available in your area, in the meantime, you can check eligibility requirements with this NDIS Eligibility Fact Sheet.
Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer This is such a positive and entertaining short video. Do yourself a favour, take 3.5 minutes to watch it, we guarantee it will put a huge smile on your face.