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From the Editor

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Welcome back for 2014. Link starts off at a funny time of year, being in April – a third of the way through! When the festive holidays and sultry summer are all but distant memories. A time when we are truly back in work mode.

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Link loves

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Spectacular underwater performance earns wheelchair artist an invitation to NASA

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Letters to the editor

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

A tongue-in-cheek look at disability achievement  -  Help to share Lauren’s story  -  Exercises for the brain  -  Assistance dog update

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News

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Woodworms and hens  -  Regular medical checks for SA drivers with cerebral palsy unnecessary  -  Bride paralysed on bachelorette trip featured in photo project

Ageing without fading

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent wants to put the power back into the hands of older South Australians via the right policies.

Ability in Focus

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

A trip to LA and a masterclass with a celebrity snapper are some of the prizes up for grabs in an annual film contest, NOVA Employment writes.

Comic Corner

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Australian Paralympians need you!

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Six of the nation’s most exciting athletes were unveiled as the faces of a new fundraising campaign by the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC), urging members of the public to ‘pledge their belief’ in the Australian Paralympic Team.

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thinking BIG...

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Writer Carole Lander is behind the book, Little People: Big Lives, which shines the spotlight on people living with dwarfism. Meredith Young is one of the Aussies profiled in the book. Here’s her story…

My future Paralympian

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Attending a Come-and-Try Day helped ignite a passion for sport for young Zac, who has cerebral palsy, as proud mum Catherine Whelan writes.

The changing face of fashion

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

New York fashion editor and blogger Jillian Mercado, who has muscular dystrophy, is a face of Italian label Diesel’s latest campaign, We Are Connected. This is along with 22 other “culturally representative” youth including Japanese internet stars and tattooed models. Link spoke to Jillian.

Riding high

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Danyele Therese Foster, who has Autism Spectrum Condition, shares her experience competing in the 2013 Riding for the Disabled Association of Queensland State Championships.

Mum’s the word

Wednesday, 5th March 2014

We caught up with Adelaide Paralympian Katrina Webb, who has cerebral palsy, and chatted motherhood, Mumbai and medal-winning performances.

Full of bounce - Sam Cawthorn story

Wednesday, 5th March 2014

At just 26, Young Australian of the Year for Tasmania, Sam Cawthorn, saw his life change forever when he was involved in a horrific car accident. Faced with an amputated arm and a permanent disability to his leg, Sam found his greatest opportunity in the midst of his greatest crisis. His book, Bounce Forward.

Special disability trusts

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

All parents worry about their children. However, parents of children with disability often carry the additional burden of what will happen to their child after their own death. The good news is that the federal government’s Special Disability Trust Scheme may just be the way to reduce these worries and find you that all-important peace of mind, writes solicitor Katherine Hawes.

10 Questions with the Chief

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

We put Tom Baxter, the chief executive of Ostara Australia, in the hot-seat.

Simply beautiful

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Peels on Wheels is a mobile beauty service based in NSW’s Illawarra area. Director Angela Hardy’s regular clients include people with cystic fibrosis, dementia, blindness or mobility restrictions, as well as those who’ve suffered strokes.

Disability Stares

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Melbourne’s Jeremy Hawkes is an artist and writer who lives with disability. He was a co-founder of Queerelle, the annual queer writing magazine published by the National Union of Students, and is a judge for the State Trustees visual art award CONNECTED. Recently, Jeremy was also a “poster boy” for the DisabilityCare Australia ad campaign – a slightly bizarre experience, which he shares below.

New Products

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Splish splash - Pocket-sized - Ticket to ride - Providing a lift

Where music is the food of life - Youth music program

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

A music program in Victoria is helping youth with serious health issues and disabilities to overcome social barriers – with artists like Gotye and Missy Higgins lending a hand. Jenan Taylor reports.

Books

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

The latest selection of new books
Finding Valentino by Angela Di Sciascio  -  What Next, You Bastard? by Ken Hall and Monika McFerran  -  Someone Like Me by John W. Quinn  -  Cinderella Spinderella by Mark Binder  -  Model of Citizenhood Support by Robbi Williams

Can-do attitude

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Anthea Skinner reports on a website for “musicians with challenges”.

Experience Unseen

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

A travel award offered new insights for a NSW resident with impaired vision.

Telstra New Phone Feeling

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Telstra customers can experience that ‘new phone feeling’ once a year with the option to trade up to a brand-new smartphone after just 12 months when they sign up to a new 24-month plan. 

Breakthroughs

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

A simple eye test for multiple sclerosis - Link found between Alzheimer’s disease and anaemia - Horizon Foundation lent ‘Helping Hands’ to developing countries.

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The musings of Peter Coulter

Tuesday, 1st April 2014

Once an assertive public speaker, our resident columnist says his confidence lessened when he acquired a brain injury.

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