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 This has been replaced by Participants wishing to access a number of services for shorter periods over the week and weekend.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…

On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May, the PossABLE Expo, hosted by IDEAS (Information on Disability Education and Awareness Services), took place in Albury to prepare the Ovens, Murray, Murrumbidgee and Riverina regions for the roll-out of the NDIS. What is PossABLE? The PossABLE Expos began in 2013. They were introduced to give people with disabilities, their…

Why should age, mobility issues or any disability be an obstacle to people who wish to travel and enjoy the good things in life? According to Melissa James, founder and CEO of Inclusive Tourism, it shouldn’t. “Take the baby boomers for example. They’re retiring and it’s estimated 40% of them will have some sort of…

With the generous support of the Disability Services Commissioner, Clickability is about to launch a pilot program for our first ever reply-paid postal review form. Each of our Victorian subscribers will be sent copies of the new printed review forms to give to potential reviewers, who can then post the review to our office free…

I’m old, really old. I turn fifty this year.  My older friends will roll their eyes and look at me with an annoyed expression when I say this – but believe me, I am old. Especially when it comes to technology. If you’re my age and an average Australian, have you ever tried to program…

At Clickability, we’re hearing from various stakeholders about long waiting lists for everything from support coordination to allied health. Why is this happening when we know that there’s so much demand that organisations can’t possibly meet it? My guess is either resistance to change, the ego-driven belief that it makes the organisation look good, or…

The first time I nearly died I was ten. I have a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy which means my muscles are weak and flimsy. My many years in an electric wheelchair had caused my spine to slowly buckle in on itself. The drastic yet necessary solution was to graft two titanium rods to it.…

  Typically, I am a person that has always looked to the future and I have intentionally chosen not to reflect on the past. As a 25 year old with Cerebral palsy, however, I have admittedly wondered what my life would have been like if I had been born at a different time. Being non-verbal,…

Last semester, I spent the hour that I should’ve been in my first class stuck in a not-so-disabled-friendly, disabled-friendly room. Most of that time was spent ringing numbers recommended to me and waving to people who couldn’t see me through translucent glass. But that’s for later. Generally speaking, I’ve found places that actively try to…

I love walking along the beach (even in the rain), hiking through some of Brisbane’s most scenic nature spots on weekends, and road tripping up the coast whenever I can. I’m a keen traveller and want to find someone who wishes to explore the world with me. If this sounds interesting, send me a message!…

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