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Previous Issues

Rebecca Somerfield

Letter from the editor

Monday, 28th July 2014

It’s been a big two months in the disability sector with proposed changes to the Disability Support Pension dominating the news. We love to hear your views on issues such as this so please keep sending in letters and contributions – or interact with us on Facebook or Twitter.

LINK loves

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability has announced a national tour of its 2012 Adelaide Fringe hit, Sons & Mother’s.

image of an envelope

Letter to Link

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

 A boot load of flowers Wayne Jeffery  -  Strain on finances Bruce Mumford  -  Gender blind Carolyn Frohmader

kelly vinent at work behind her desk

A year of the NDIS

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent comments on a year of the NDIS.

Photo of Terry Phillis


Thursday, 31st July 2014

Kokoda Trek challenge aims to get young people out of aged care  -  Training program gets teens job-ready

photo of child and mother using the walking support

off the shelf

Thursday, 31st July 2014

Walking support  -  Brolly Sheets  -  Let’s talk  -  Super sponge

Verne Troyer pulling faces

Just being me

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

Marlena Katene caught up with Verne during his recent visit to the Gold Coast

Jacob Milbank with Crows player Ben Rutten

Footy fever

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

Disability advocates are lobbying the AFL to introduce a Disability Round in 2015.

Nathan Charles

Just another bloke

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

Nathan Charles doesn’t want to be treated differently just because he has cystic fibrosis. The 25-year-old rugby union player didn’t even tell his team-mates about his condition until a few years ago, choosing instead to be judged on his merits.

Martin Heng

A caring hand

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

In 2010 Martin Heng was hit by a car, leaving him a C4/5 quadriplegic. Managing his personal care was just one of the challenges he had to overcome. Martin shares his story with Link.

Pilates is great

Strength from within

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

Pilates is great for improving your body’s core strength, but did you know it can help with incontinence?

photo of Coordinator of the National Continence Helpline, Stephen Marburg on the phones

Dealing with incontinence

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

The Continence Foundation of Australia is the peak national body working to improve the quality of life of all Australians affected by incontinence.

Kelly and her Gastronaut puppet

Puppet power

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

A South Australian charity is demystifying stoma management for children.

Continence Foundation of Australia chief executive Barry Cahill

Online resource connects continence professionals

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

Health professionals seeking information about best practice in continence health management can now go to one central online location – the Australian Continence Exchange (ACE).

photo of Janelle and Greg Solomon, with daughter Lilah

Game changer

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

A life-changing surgical procedure is helping Australians with severe incontinence.

image of lady and elderly man

Help is at hand

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

Bladder problems can affect up to one in three women and one in ten men, yet only one third of people who have symptoms seek medical help.

Bruce Mumford has learned to always keep his Vital Call close by

Toilet Terrors

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

Former travel writer Bruce Mumford discovers there’s adventure to be had and lessons to be learned in his bathroom.

dream big

Adelaide Disability & Lifestyles Expo

Wednesday, 30th July 2014

The 2014 Adelaide Disability & Lifestyles Expo, hosted by DIRC SA, is one of the largest free public events on the South Australian disability calendar.

Lara & Mami

Why Me?

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Is it wrong to grieve having a child with disability? Is it ok to sometimes feel ‘ripped off’ by life? Psychologist and mum-of-three Silvia Belo-Tomic offers sound advice.


The unhealthy baby

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Paralympian swimmer and motivational speaker Karni Liddell wants society to wish for happy babies, not just healthy ones. Link talks to Karni to find out more.

Quiet Room

Be Quiet

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Australia’s first shopping centre ‘quiet room’ has opened in Melbourne.

Deborah and Kate

I touch myself

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Music journalist Anthea Skinner celebrates the life of Aussie rock legend Chrissie Amphlett and looks at the breast cancer campaign inspired by her biggest hit.

Tales from the NDIS

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

An innovative program in Geelong is training people with disability to share their experiences of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Link finds out more and meets two of the graduates.


New-found confidence

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

An interest in public policy encouraged Ainslee Hooper to be a part of LEAD Barwon.


Time to laugh

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

As one of the first people in Geelong to go through the NDIS planning process, Simone Stevens says there were “many ups and downs”.

3 Women enjoying tea at a meeting

Giving a voice

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

A University of South Australia project with the Intellectual Disability Accommodation Association (IDAA) has given a voice to hundreds of intellectually disabled tenants in South Australia.

Man working with a horse

A home for life

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

A groundbreaking complex in Israel is taking community care to a whole new level.

Kids linking arms

Advice at the ready

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Help is at hand for South Australian families and individuals living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with Autism SA offering a range of support and services.

Robot Walker

Robot walker available in USA

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved sale of a product that enables individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to walk independently.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance logo map of australia represents palm print with different coloured fingerprints above the map

New international guidelines for diagnosing Cerebral Palsy

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Australian researchers from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance have developed a new way of diagnosing cerebral palsy in infants.

Social support

Social support

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Two social groups for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Brisbane are helping spread the message that autism is not a disease with broken people needing to be fixed.

Peter Coulter

A fitting Punishment

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Our resident columnist Peter Coulter considers the effect that serious crimes such as abuse can have on their victims.