Link Disability Magazine is Australia's leading national cross-disability magazineFeaturing opinions and perspectives directly from people with a disability, Link covers a diverse range of topics including news, issues, art, sport, breakthroughs, travel, health, advocacy, products and people in the disability sector. Link started out in 1980 as a small state-based newspaper and has since evolved into a national, professionally designed, glossy, colour magazine.
Welcome to the February edition of Link!
In our first issue this year, we speak to Australia’s most successful Paralympian about how he conquered the pool and dived into politics. Lisa Cox, Brisbane-based writer and presenter, tells us why she looks forward to the day when it will no longer be exciting to see a model in a wheelchair on the catwalk. We catch up with Dr Guy Turnbull during his time as ‘Thinker in Residence’ for the Don Dunstan Foundation. And don’t forget the arts, music, travel and our accommodation and plan management features!
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Link's readership includes people with a disability, their families and carers, health professionals, service providers and policy-makers, as well as many others interested in health and disability issues that affect the whole community. Link also goes to most public libraries in Australia.
Our February edition of Link magazine includes two superb features - accommodation and plan management!
Keeping families together
Louise Anderson’s son, Dean, has severe autism, intellectual disability and epilepsy. She is brutally honest about what life would be like for her family without the regular overnight breaks they receive from caring for Dean.
"I wouldn’t be married. We’d be divorced. We simply wouldn’t be a family unit. Dean would be over to the system. I hate to say that and I don’t want to say that. There isn’t a parent I know who wants to even think about that, let alone verbalise it. But that’s the truth. It’s where we’d be,” she said.
Louise describes her teenage son’s daily care needs as complex and relentless, and said short-term accommodation was the answer to their prayers.