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'Welcome to the world of a person with a disability': Aussie living with cerebral palsy gives a new perspective on life in lockdown

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'Welcome to the world of a person with a disability': Aussie living with cerebral palsy gives a new perspective on life in lockdown

For the 37-year-old, who lives with cerebral palsy, the health crisis presents a special risk. He is more likely to become severely ill if he contracts the virus and the risk of community infection is particularly high due his need for constant care.

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Micro enterprise, a meaningful employment alternative

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Micro enterprise, a meaningful employment alternative

Employment can be meaningful and rewarding for everyone.

The community awareness campaign, ‘Discover Micro Enterprise – Exploring the Possibilities Project’ is funded through an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant with the Department of Social Services (DSS).

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Small head bump turned Aaron’s life upside down

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Small head bump turned Aaron’s life upside down

Bundaberg couple Aaron and Donna Corr’s lives were turned upside down when Aaron was involved in what seemed like a minor car accident.

“I was passenger in a mate’s car a couple of years ago when he had a slight bingle and I knocked my head on the door,” Aaron says. “I didn’t think much of it, just had a small egg on my head, so I didn’t bother about going to hospital and went home.”

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NAIDOC award one of Peter’s growing list of achievements

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NAIDOC award one of Peter’s growing list of achievements

Only a year ago, Peter Midlan barely had the confidence to speak.

The 42-year-old Aboriginal man from Normanton in the Gulf country region of northwest Queensland spent most of his time alone fishing, afraid to talk to others, especially anyone he didn’t know.

Source: https://www.ndis.gov.au/

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Sports Ability

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Sports Ability

Sports Ability is a fun, interactive and free program being delivered to schools in Northern NSW.

 

Paralympian David (DJ) Johnson engages young people with his achievements as an elite athlete and stories from the Sydney 2000 Olympics, speaks about bullying and inclusion, and teaches key skills in custom designed sports wheelchairs.

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