Sexuality is a complex, essential aspect of being human. It requires a broad understanding and people should be be provided with all the options and information that enables informed decision-making. The concept of the “SexED Up Expo” was developed following multiple conversations with people with disabilities, their partners, family members and workers across health, community…

When you meet someone who has a disability, what is the first thing that you notice? Is it limitations or inabilities, or are you able to recognize what the person has to offer? People who have a disability, along with their friends and family, tirelessly advocate to be accepted for their abilities, the work they…

This post is the last of a three-part series published on the Marketing Success blog. You can read the first and second posts here and here.  Making decisions about disability support services involves great complexity and uncertainty for consumers. Under the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), over 460,000 Australians with disability and their allies will need to make…

In January this year I took my two sons on a trip to South Africa where I grew up, to see some of their heritage, now that we’re living in New Zealand. My lifelong friend, Mandy, insisted that we spend time with elephants and she knew exactly where she wanted us to go. Adventures with…

My sweet Alani was born in January, 2014. Just over 5 lbs, she was so small and frail but so beautiful. She had an awfully large belly to be so new and I noticed that she had two hernias in locations that concerned me, but I was assured they would resolve on their own. Her…

Earlier today, I was talking to a colleague about how tired I am by the time I get to work in the morning. This made me do a mental checklist in my head, as I calculated how long it takes for me to get ready every morning. Usually I set my alarm for 6am but sometimes I…

This post is the first of a three-part series published on the Marketing Success blog. You can read the second and third posts here and here.  I’m Aviva Beecher Kelk, co-founder of Clickability. We’re a website which connects disability consumers with service providers, and, like Trip Advisor, features consumer ratings and reviews. My co-founder and I are…

I lived in Zimbabwe, was a springboard diving and swimming champion, and hit a diving board at the age of fourteen (14). Not long after, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. Still today, I am convinced this was due to puberty, a hormonal imbalance, and stress from exams at that time. Doctors denied these reasons. My seizures…

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