Tough Love, Australian Story

Recently, ABC’s Australian Story program featured a story, Tough Love, about Taylor and Michael, a young couple who both have down syndrome and want nothing more than to get married and have children.   At the heart of this story is a complex journey for the two young people and their families, both families want what’s … Continue reading

Blind photographer who covered the Rio Paralypmics

You hear more and more about people with disabilities leading typical lives and not living within the limitations placed on them by either their disability or by others who sometimes have very low expectations for them. One such person, 42-year-old, Joao Maia da Silva, who has been blind since his late twenties, was one of the … Continue reading

The Brain that Changes

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 Kokoda Track and you get the picture. This video is only about 9 minutes long … Continue reading

ABC Program – You Can’t Ask That

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 answer anonymous questions from the public about their situation. Some of the questions will astound you and … Continue reading

Disability Related Podcasts

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 any other activity that might otherwise not be so interesting. There’s also quite a few … Continue reading