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What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (also called the NDIS) is the new way of providing disability support in Australia. This is a helpful video released by the National Disability Insurance Scheme to explain exactly what it is. It breaks down the complicatedness of the scheme and explains it in an easy to understand format. We hope the […]

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Disability Inclusion in the Media

An important part of raising awareness and acceptance for people with disabilities is making their stories part of popular culture. Doing this will encourage society to move towards disability inclusion. Here, we take a look at television shows or movies that have successfully made the move towards disability inclusion. American sitcom Speechless, following the experiences […]

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Microsoft Technology for Gamers with Disabilities

We’ve talked about technology that can assist you in your home, but what about entertainment? If you’re living with a disability, you may need personalised technology solutions to suit your individual needs. At the moment, the options are limited, expensive and hard to find. This is about to change. Microsoft have announced the Xbox Adaptive […]

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Newcastle City Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan Explained

Newcastle City Council (NCC) is striving towards Newcastle becoming an accessible and inclusive society for all members of the community. Newcastle City Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan is a four year framework (2016-2019) outlining the key strategies and action areas to be delivered by Council in its commitment to disability access and inclusion in Newcastle. […]

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Technology That Can Assist You in Your Home

An incredible array of innovative technology is available to help you remain independent and safe in your home.  The smart technology gives older people more confidence in their ability to live alone, and it’s helping many families avoid or delay the heart-wrenching decision to move an aging parent from his or her home to a […]

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Creating meaning and well-being through art

April 23, 2018 Aged Care, Disability Care

With an extensive background in leading well-known organisations, the CEO of Maroba, has devoted herself to caring for people in need her entire career. We asked Viv Allanson to say a few words in regards to the Bright Stars Arts program that ConnectAbility have implemented into Maroba.   It’s wonderful be here to talk about […]

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The Benefits of Mixing Aged Care with Child Care

April 10, 2018 Aged Care, Child Care

  As a kid, coming home from visiting your grandparents meant that you had just been spoilt with food, attention and love. The elderly cherish spending quality time with children, and the bond between the two vulnerable groups could be more beneficial than we realise. We live in a society where care of the young […]

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How the NDIS Is Demolishing Disability Employment Barriers

April 5, 2018 Disability Care

Being employed in a fulfilling job has psychological benefits that translate to physical, social and economic benefits. Not only does work improve health outcomes, it promotes participation in society, independence and financial stability. It allows an individual to feel that they are valued and can contribute to society. Work is important on many levels and […]

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