Special Olympian Kym O’Grady went from being bullied as a child to the top of the podium in China. She credits her parents for supporting her to be independent and encouraging her to succeed even when she doubted herself.
People with disabilities
A new Disabled Leadership Group brought together by Life Unlimited will bring a valuable mix of expertise, lived experience and fresh thinking to help inform the future direction of the organisation and the services it delivers.
Communication devices can be used to support the communication needs of people who experience difficulties producing speech or written communication.
Here are some ideas to help make your transition to adult services a successful process.
Periods of transition are often the times when you need the most support and information. Here are some resources and organisations available to help you during transition periods.
Cars obstructing footpaths are not only illegally parked, they put other people at risk says disability advocate John McIntosh.
Work and Income provide a range of supports for people with disability who wish to find employment.
Being healthy means you’re better able to cope with all the little stresses that everyday life throws at you, like getting stuck in traffic, sitting exams, or moving house. But even when you look after yourself, sometimes you might find things get a bit much. At times like these, you’ll need support to get you through.
Voluntary work and internships can provide you with an opportunity to gain work experience and skills, and to make contact with potential future employers.
If finding a girlfriend or boyfriend is important to you, don’t give up. Let your friends, family and support workers know that having a relationship is important to you and ask for their support.