It’s Tuesday, just gone 2 o’clock, and my body mechanically gets to work at what can be best described as “dad dancing” – there’s some finger pointing, head nodding and occasional leg jerks. It’s not good. And is barely passable as a “dance”. That’s where the people seated around me come in. I had asked…

I was probably a bit starry eyed when I started my PhD almost three years ago. I believed academics uncovered important knowledge and found the ‘answers’ that society was seeking – delving into the trickiest and most critical of problems, putting forward innovative solutions, moving society forward. Focusing on social innovation in the Australian disability…

Independence isn’t really something you think about until it’s threatened. It is just one of many things we take for granted – like having a job and a social life. Being able to do what we want, when we want. Being able to drive. My disability has meant that I have had to battle to…

The move from block funding to the NDIS is in equal parts exciting and scary. Exciting because service providers are no longer mandated to provide services that are dependent on funding. Scary because for the first time they have to be ‘innovative’. A Hackathon (as the title of this piece alludes to) is an event.…

There are a whole bunch of myths that go along with being disabled. There are the myths that we’re all pitiful victims of welfare and charity, or romantically tragic figures. We’re eternal children or objects of inspiration and bravery.   But no myth is more prevalent than the myth of the bludger, the undeserving rorter…

Our Disability Support Organisation project has been extended for a year. That is excellent news. Not many people know about the project. A few years ago, the National Disability Insurance Agency funded a peer support project. Over 50 organisations nationally were successful in receiving funding for supporting up to 20 peer support organisations who would…

Hey everyone! I’m going to share some insight into my life as an amputee with you all today; I’ll talk about my own conditions, what I’ve struggled with and how I’ve overcome some of the difficulties that I’ve faced! I’ll start by introducing myself – I’m Amy! A 20 year old amputee from Birmingham, England.…

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