I have been in an electric wheelchair for four years now, and a manual wheelchair for four years before that. Prior to that I was a fairly active and physical person. I wouldn’t call myself an outdoors type, but I did like to get out and do things, and I felt that these activities in…

With the roll-out of the NDIS, Participants and their families have started to shop around for services. Gone are the days where Participants will attend a service full-time. This has been replaced by Participants wishing to access a number of services for shorter periods over the week and weekend. Through information sessions, expos and discussions…

Following up from my last article, The Most Dangerous Word, I took time to reflect on what it means for Providers to move away from should and savour the is. I’ve sunk a lot of thought into this for two reasons: because I have spent more than three years living in the NDIS day-to-day, grappling…

Throughout our lives, we will all experience some form of loss and grief. Hopefully, we are provided with the support, love and understanding to help us during this difficult time. However, we don’t always adequately recognise the grief felt by different groups. This includes the grief felt by Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Communities, parents…

I need to pay that overdue phone bill. I need to eat better and exercise. I need to finish folding that ever growing pile of washing… did I mention previously that I have six kids? However, I want to go to the pub with my mates on Friday night and watch the footy, and I…

After Emily’s accident I had to focus on my unexpected role as an informal carer. Being a registered nurse, I was familiar with many of the practical tasks but I soon realised that maybe the most important aspect of caring is facilitating social and emotional well-being as well as keen physical attention. I was determined…

Mambourin’s Movie Makers program has come a long way since it began four years ago. Movie Makers – one of Mambourin’s largest creative programs – started out with six people and a second-hand camera. Today, a group of twenty eager participants work together to create a range of movie material. These days they use a…

The ID Crowd are a team of adult educators in the online space. We’ve been having a lot of great conversations about the NDIS and the relationship between providers, participants and planners. We understand that planners and participants might need a little help in better understanding the services offered by providers to make better decisions…

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