For the past 24 plus years, I have had only limited control over the choices that I am able to make for my daughter with a disability and my family. When I suggest something that will be useful for Chloe to become more independent, I have usually been met with one of the below: No,…

As one of the biggest reforms in Australian history, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will have a lasting impact on the lives of people with disability. But the model’s success, as is the case with all moments of social change, is only made possible thanks to the people who implement it. Allied Health professional…

With the advent of the NDIS, I think about people with a disability and their families. I think about what their journey towards community inclusion will be like. For you, local community might mean becoming involved in a local church or community group, or a local sporting or drama group. Community can mean many things…

An elephant walks into a board room… Sounds like a joke, but it was the beginning of a serious question posed at a seminar which asked, ‘Is your Board NDIS ready?’ There’s a lot out there about the NDIS, and a lot of confusion and uncertainty. That’s why presenters John McKenna and Geoff Donovan wanted…

Technology is important for everyone. For people with disability this is especially true, because it gives individuals greater independence. It’s this fact that motivated Jeff Neal and David Kortholt. Having operated their own businesses assisting people with disabilities, they recently formed the company IndyTech. For both, it’s about further exploring the positive impacts that technology…

We set up Clickability because it’s really hard to know when and how to give feedback about disability services. And you can ALWAYS use our Quick Review link to give positive or critical feedback about any service provider. I don’t know about you, but I get confused about the Ombudsman, Commissioner, Human Rights, Consumer Rights,…

“This is your taxi service. You have no more funds in your NDIS transport. How do you want to proceed?” This is the phone call more and more participants and their families are receiving. It comes as a bolt from the blue because a participant’s Plan may be only halfway through. Why is this? NDIA…

You’re a worker, not a carer. I’ve just had a discussion in a closed Facebook group about the term carer versus worker. A disability support worker had described themselves as a ‘carer’ and I couldn’t help but correct them. Technically I’m a carer, even if I personally dislike the term. In all honesty I prefer…

When our first born turned one, I knew it was not just the fact that he was a big baby that stopped him from standing up. Our fears were realised six months later when he was diagnosed with a neuromuscular impairment. It was not only my goals, dreams and aspirations for my son that had…

When I was a child, my dad had a market garden. Times were tough and he worked long days to keep us all fed and clothed. He even had lights in the greenhouses so that he could work after dark. Some days I would only see him at breakfast and dinner. The main lesson I…