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Q&A with Bradannii Management - Founder and CEO Julie Allison

Q&A with Bradannii Management - Founder and CEO Julie Allison

28 June 2022
A “courageous” brother and sister are behind the development and ultimate gro...
Get to know our sponsors - Q&A with Accessible Care & Lifestyle Services (ACALS) participant C Turner

Get to know our sponsors - Q&A with Accessible Care & Lifestyle Services (ACALS) participant C Turner

22 June 2022
Clearing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) confusion and gettin...
Q&A with Katrina Chilcott, payroll and human resources officer at Accessible Care & Lifestyle Services (ACALS)

Q&A with Katrina Chilcott, payroll and human resources officer at Accessible Care & Lifestyle Services (ACALS)

22 June 2022
A background in aged care, a passion for working with people living with a di...
Q&A with One&All Hub Management - founder and director Romy Wolman

Q&A with One&All Hub Management - founder and director Romy Wolman

28 June 2022
Driven by an acute understanding of the challenges of raising a child with a disability, One&All Hub founder and director Romy Wolman has been ...
Q&A with Bradannii Participant Mitchell

Q&A with Bradannii Participant Mitchell

28 June 2022
In this exclusive Q&A, Bradannii participant Mitchell explains just what drew them to this “family-feel” organisation and how they have given b...
Q&A with One&All Hub Management - founder and director Romy Wolman

Q&A with One&All Hub Management - founder and director Romy Wolman

28 June 2022
Driven by an acute understanding of the challenges of raising a child with a disability, One&All Hub founder and director Romy Wolman has been ...
Q&A with Bradannii Participant Mitchell

Q&A with Bradannii Participant Mitchell

28 June 2022
In this exclusive Q&A, Bradannii participant Mitchell explains just what drew them to this “family-feel” organisation and how they have given b...
Tricia Malowney is helping empower the disability sector

Tricia Malowney is helping empower the disability sector

23 March 2022
Even after many successful decades of work and study, Chief Accessibility Advocate to the Department of Transport (DoT) Tricia Malowney says she is...
Support workers need to know the boundaries when it comes to being “friends”

Support workers need to know the boundaries when it comes to being “friends”

17 March 2022
Disability support workers and participants need to understand the boundaries when it comes to fulfilling their role, according to controversial ad...
Commonly asked NDIS questions

Commonly asked NDIS questions

02 March 2022
We get it. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a tough nut to crack and an even tougher nut to understand and navigate, which is why...
A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

31 March 2022
April is World Autism Month and we at Developing Australian Communities love to share your stories and perspectives. From participants, carers and ...
Helping Queensland people living with a disability stay connected

Helping Queensland people living with a disability stay connected

13 January 2022
The Queensland Government has delivered on its election promise to ensure that Queenslanders living with disability can stay connected to their com...
NDIS launches new app for self-managed participants

NDIS launches new app for self-managed participants

13 December 2021
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has launched the My NDIS app – a new mobile phone application for self-managing National Disability...
Recent floods add to homeless crisis for those with a disability

Recent floods add to homeless crisis for those with a disability

16 March 2022
Recent flooding devastation has magnified an already escalating housing crisis across the board but specifically for those living with a disability...
Does the NDIS pay rent?

Does the NDIS pay rent?

10 November 2021
A frequently-asked question by National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants is can the scheme help pay the rent. The short answer is no.
Rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords and NDIS-funded rental home modifications

Rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords and NDIS-funded rental home modifications

15 October 2021
The recent case of a Tasmanian participant losing her NDIS-modified rental home has put the spotlight on renters’ rights and landlord responsibilit...
St. John Ambulance offers transport options in regional Queensland

St. John Ambulance offers transport options in regional Queensland

Do you know of someone who is unable to access their community due to a lack of transport? Did you know St. John Ambulance delivers such a service?...
Driving and car modifications under NDIS

Driving and car modifications under NDIS

Whether you’re learning to drive for the first time or just acquired a disability and want to get back into it, the National Disability Insurance S...
Government pledges $2m for MND research

Government pledges $2m for MND research

10 May 2022
The Federal Government has announced a $2 million investment  in research and development of new treatments to help find a cure for Motor Neur...
Hoarding disorder and how the NDIS can help

Hoarding disorder and how the NDIS can help

29 April 2022
We all like to hang on to keepsakes - little reminders of the past, people or events. But what happens when that desire spins out of control until ...
Kiss goodbye to MS - Walk 50km in May!

Kiss goodbye to MS - Walk 50km in May!

27 April 2022
Australians have been asked to run or walk 50km in May to help raise funds to leave multiple sclerosis where it belongs - behind us.
A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

31 March 2022
April is World Autism Month and we at Developing Australian Communities love to share your stories and perspectives. From participants, carers and ...
The NDIS doesn’t fund holidays but STX may help you take one!

The NDIS doesn’t fund holidays but STX may help you take one!

21 March 2022
While the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) does not fund holidays for participants or their informal carers or family members, there are...
How to overcome challenges when dating with a disability

How to overcome challenges when dating with a disability

09 March 2022
When Aussie Paralympian Dylan Alcott was named Australian of the Year in January, it did not just turn the spotlight on the disability sector and t...
Creative arts therapy has been proven to empower people with a disability

Creative arts therapy has been proven to empower people with a disability

08 February 2022
It is becoming more apparent that unleashing your creative talent through art is a sure way to calm the soul and soothe the mind, as MARINA REYNOLD...
ACALS program brings old furniture to life and participants together

ACALS program brings old furniture to life and participants together

22 December 2021
“Coming together, to support one another” is Accessible Care & Lifestyle Services’ (ACALS) slogan - and the provider’s hugely popular Upcycle R...
New journalist’s manual is an educational look at appropriate language in the disability sector

New journalist’s manual is an educational look at appropriate language in the disability sector

15 December 2021
Nothing about us without us - that’s the golden rule authors of the new Disability Reporting Handbook lived by when creating the manual for journal...
New Disability Strategy targets change over next decade

New Disability Strategy targets change over next decade

07 December 2021
The Australian Government has released its Disability Strategy 2021-2031 to help drive change in the sector over the next decade.
Life Without Barriers - Industry Focus

Life Without Barriers - Industry Focus

12 November 2021
Life Without Barriers is all about changing lives for the better in an inclusive way.
NDIA seeks feedback on Partners in the Community program

NDIA seeks feedback on Partners in the Community program

15 October 2021
The NDIA is calling on service organisations and the broader sector to provide feedback on the Partners in the Community (PITC) program, to help im...
New Sesame Street Muppet has a disability

New Sesame Street Muppet has a disability

07 April 2022
There’s a new Muppet on the Sesame Street block, and she uses a wheelchair.
SA Police recruits to undertake autism training

SA Police recruits to undertake autism training

06 April 2022
April is Autism Awareness Month - we continue our series of articles focussing on autism and autistic people throughout the month. Police recruits...
A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

A proud autistic wheelchair user shares their story

31 March 2022
April is World Autism Month and we at Developing Australian Communities love to share your stories and perspectives. From participants, carers and ...
Congratulations to the 2022 Brisbane Disability Staff Recognition Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2022 Brisbane Disability Staff Recognition Award Winners!

17 May 2022
The spotlight was well and truly on the best of the best in Brisbane recently for the 2022 Brisbane Disability Staff Recognition Awards sponsored b...
Studio A artist an Archibald portrait finalist

Studio A artist an Archibald portrait finalist

11 May 2022
The pattern in the mountains of Studio A, best friends Emma and Gabrielle, by Studio A artist Emily Crockford, was one of 52 pieces selected from 8...
Surfing soothes the soul and transforms lives

Surfing soothes the soul and transforms lives

12 April 2022
There’s something soothing and comforting about the waves and surfing so it comes as no surprise that surfing is fast catching on as a mental healt...
Four charged over $2m NDIS fraud

Four charged over $2m NDIS fraud

02 June 2022
Four people face charges for allegedly defrauding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) of more than $2 million following their arrests i...
What happens to the “forgotten” people of the disability sector?

What happens to the “forgotten” people of the disability sector?

12 May 2022
Have you ever stopped to think about what happens to people living with disabilities who don’t pass the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDI...
People with disability paid as low as $2.37 per hour: Royal Commission told

People with disability paid as low as $2.37 per hour: Royal Commission told

14 April 2022
Employees working in Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) have appeared at a three-day hearing to detail their experiences as a Disability Roya...
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