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