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Link Loves: Revolution

Saturday, 1st April 2017

A social enterprise that provides employment to more than 200 South Australians with disability has launched an initiative that will encourage more people to recycle their unwanted electrical items.

 

From the Editor

Saturday, 1st April 2017

Challenging perceptions of disability – and showing that beauty comes in many different forms – is something we often try to achieve at Link DisAbility Magazine, so we were delighted to discover Miss World contestant Justine Clarke.

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In the News

Saturday, 1st April 2017

Call for national low vision program: The Macular Disease Foundation of Australia is calling for the establishment of a nationally funded low vision aids and equipment program to replace current state/territory government schemes.

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Products & Services

Saturday, 1st April 2017

Comfort without cost: If you have ever questioned the price of your catheters, then you need Paralogic! Founded by catheter users, for catheter users, Paralogic imports catheters directly from the manufacturers, passing on the savings without compromising on quality.

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Contributions: Finding The Positives

Saturday, 1st April 2017

When initially given a diagnosis for yourself or your child it can be the fear of the unknown that is the scariest part. I was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy (CP), affecting my legs and left arm, at the age of seven and it would have been impossible to predict how things turned out.

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Issues: Transport Cuts Anger Disability Groups

Saturday, 1st April 2017

National and state disability groups have come together to campaign against proposed cuts to the Mobility Allowance for people with disability.

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The NDIS

Saturday, 1st April 2017

The road to the NDIS can be a long and rocky one according to New South Wales-based Bruce Mumford. Bruce, who uses a wheelchair and requires a high level of care to stay at home, is a former English History and Drama teacher who had to retire in 1997 due to multiple sclerosis. Here he shares his tips for navigating the NDIS, based on his experiences to date.

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People: Taking The Stage

Saturday, 1st April 2017

Kate Hood is so keen to see more people with disability working in the performing arts industry that she’s established her own disability-led theatre company, Raspberry Ripple Productions. 

 

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Interview: Justine Clarke

Saturday, 1st April 2017

Justine Clarke is excited. The vivacious and confident 26-year-old, from Adelaide’s southern suburbs, is riding a wave of media attention following her involvement in the South Australian heat of the Miss World Australia competition, and she’s blown away by the attention.

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Feature: Autism

Saturday, 1st April 2017

Autism experts: People with autism and their families established Autism SA, the first organisation of its kind in Australia, in 1964. The founding members were driven by a desire to ensure they had access to the best information, education, treatment and support. They advocated for acceptance and understanding, and encouraged research and leadership in the community. 

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Feature: Mobility Equipment

Saturday, 1st April 2017

Safe exit: Being able to evacuate people with mobility issues during an emergency is of paramount importance. Disability access consultants Equal Access, from Victoria, can help property owners ensure they meet their legal and social requirements by providing them with specialist evacuation equipment for people with disability.

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Industry: In Conversation - Geoff Blackwood, CEO, Barkuma

Saturday, 1st April 2017

Barkuma was established 50 years ago by a group of ten parents looking to develop services in Adelaide’s north. We started out with 20 clients and have grown to now work alongside more than 700 people living with a disability in South Australia each year. 

Federal Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers, Senator Carol Brown

Opinion: Breaking The Barriers

Saturday, 1st April 2017

Creating a more inclusive society is one of the objectives of the Senate inquiry into accessibility for people with disability, writes the Federal Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers, Senator Carol Brown.

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Issues: Assistive Technology a Growth Area

Saturday, 1st April 2017

Ageing populations and increasing demand for improved quality of life for the rising number of people with disabilities present an opportunity for South Australia to become a leader in the assistive technology industry, according to a new report from Flinders University’s Australian Industrial Transformation Institute (AITI).

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Travel

Saturday, 1st April 2017

New resort for people with spinal cord injury: People with spinal cord injuries and their families can enjoy a luxurious holiday on Sydney’s beaches by booking a stay at Royal Rehab's new resort, Sargood on Collaroy. Open to All: The world-famous Sydney Opera House will feature more than 70 accessible performances, workshops and experiences as part of its 2017 Access Program.

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Music: Feel The Rhythm

Saturday, 1st April 2017

Music writer Anthea Skinner discovers a music therapy program for children who are DeafBlind.

The Essential Guide to Safe Travel-Training for Children with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

Books

Saturday, 1st April 2017

The Essential Guide to Safe Travel-Training for Children with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities: For those growing up with an intellectual disability or autism, comfortable, safe and independent travel will prove an invaluable life skill. 

The Everyday Autism Series: These books give an insight into the real experiences, challenges and needs of children with autism. 

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Breakthroughs

Saturday, 1st April 2017

New hope for spinal cord injury sufferers. Queensland researchers are launching a world-first clinical trial aimed at improving recovery from spinal cord injuries. Yoga could help depression. People who suffer from depression should take yoga and deep breathing classes at least twice weekly to receive a significant reduction in their symptoms, according to research conducted by Boston University in the USA.

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Advertorial: Walk the talk – Accessibility & inclusion at Telstra

Saturday, 1st April 2017

When Telstra Youth Ambassador Curtis McGrath powered home to win the inaugural KL2 canoeing event at the Rio Paralympics, he proved to himself, his friends, his former army colleagues, and thousands of Australians with disabilities, that nothing – if you really believe it – is impossible.