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From the editor

From the editor

Saturday, 1st December 2012

In August, ran a reader survey and had some interesting responses. Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent was voted the most inspiring disability role model by survey participants, while Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes also got a mention.
Books DVD

Books DVD

Saturday, 1st December 2012

The Language of Sisters by Amy Hatvany (Simon & Schuster) L oves Subversive Stance: Ground Yourself & Grow in Relationship by Caroline McGraw (CreateSpace) A Miracle Journey by Elly Stone
Letters to Link

Letters to Link

Saturday, 1st December 2012

Soaring to new heights, Shirley D., Smithfield, SA - An easy target? Bruce Mumford, Burrawang, NSW - Wheelie champion, Linda Nathaniel, Lane Cove NSW - Keen author, Craig Davidson, Port Macquarie, NSW - A gold-winning performance - Maurice Gleeson OAM, Blind Sports Victoria president
Breakthroughs

Breakthroughs

Saturday, 1st December 2012

Shipping container helps light the way for the blind Refillable cup offers convenience for people with disability and seniors Curtin student win in tissue regrowth research
Q&A ?with Eleni Konstantin

Q&A ?with Eleni Konstantin

Saturday, 1st December 2012

This Adelaide fantasy and paranormal author works her writing schedule?around dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome.
News bites

News bites

Saturday, 1st December 2012

Redefining stereotypes - An inspiring photographic exhibition exploring how adults with intellectual disabilities see themselves was on show at the Bunbury Forum, WA, in October.
Looking ahead

Looking ahead

Saturday, 1st December 2012

Link chatted with Senator Jan McLucas Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers about where the NDIS is at now in Adelaide in early November.
Trumpeting tunes

Trumpeting tunes

Saturday, 1st December 2012

The Amplified Elephants are trampling over stereotypes from Oz to Japan with their special brand of music. David Crisante reports
2012 National Disability Awards Finalists

2012 National Disability Awards Finalists

Saturday, 1st December 2012

Link introduces you to this year's finalists of the 2012 National Disability Awards
Chat with Aaron Pedersen

Chat with Aaron Pedersen

Saturday, 1st December 2012

The Aboriginal actor is the patron for International Day of People with Disability and the National Disability Awards for 2012. He is well-suited to the role having taken care of his younger brother, who has cerebral palsy and a mild intellectual disability.
The year that was

The year that was

Saturday, 1st December 2012

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent looks back at the highs and lows of 2012.
Opportunities for people  with intellectual disability

Opportunities for people with intellectual disability

Saturday, 1st December 2012

Special Olympics Australia offers regular sport and competition opportunities for all people with an intellectual disability, from the age of six years old until when they want to retire! It operates in more than 57 local regions across Australia.
Hard work gets life back on track

Hard work gets life back on track

Saturday, 1st December 2012

A horror car crash led to a change of direction for greyhound trainer Ben Hughes, reports The Border Watchs David Lewis.
Side By Side with those living with younger onset dementia

Side By Side with those living with younger onset dementia

Saturday, 1st December 2012

An innovative program in SA is helping people with younger onset dementia and their families.
Empowering and educating

Empowering and educating

Saturday, 1st December 2012

The Disability Information and Resource Centre in SA has notched up three decades and is celebrating in style, Carla Caruso writes.
Germany supports barrier - free travel through new film

Germany supports barrier - free travel through new film

Saturday, 1st December 2012

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) strongly promoted barrier-free travel to Germany during this years Paralympics and the focus was largely on a new documentary, GOLD U Can Do More Than U Think, which followed three athletes on their way to the recent 2012 Paralympic Games.
No fear

No fear

Saturday, 1st December 2012

Sam Riggio spent eight years in a wheelchair, but through weight training and pushing himself, he is now walking again, as well as becoming a personal trainer, author and guest speaker. Hes behind the autobiography, Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself.
The musings of Peter Coulter

The musings of Peter Coulter

Saturday, 1st December 2012

The scientifically-minded Link columnist tries out some alternative treatments.
Travels around home

Travels around home

Saturday, 1st December 2012

A trip to the laundry caused all sorts of havoc and hilarity for our columnist, Bruce Mumford.
Art and  ME

Art and ME

Saturday, 1st December 2012

Being creative has taken Shiloh Moore from dark days into the light. She shares her story.
The D word

The D word

Saturday, 1st December 2012

Entrepreneur and advocate John McKenna discusses out-dated behaviours towards people with physical or intellectual disability with Glenn Dwyer.
Amputee Q&A

Amputee Q&A

Saturday, 1st December 2012

National Amputee Awareness Week was held in October. We chatted to Limbs 4 Life SA coordinator Linda McGarvey.
Positive aspects of Aspergers syndrome

Positive aspects of Aspergers syndrome

Saturday, 1st December 2012

In August, Link plugged a Four Corners episode, The Autism Enigma, on Facebook, which read: Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest growing developmental condition in the Western world. There is no typical case and there is no accepted cure for it. Link reader Danyele Therese Foster responded with: I dont want or need a cure thank you very much.
Off the shelf

Off the shelf

Saturday, 1st December 2012

Cordless phone for vision and hearing impaired - Wrist support - Ow-dy!
In pursuit of activism

In pursuit of activism

Saturday, 1st December 2012

Once the domain of high-powered executives and spin departments, Geelong crusader Simone Stevens uses a little advocacy and media training to help make a difference. Jenan Taylor reports.
Deafblind community gets connected

Deafblind community gets connected

Saturday, 1st December 2012

3 December 2012: Telstra and Able Australia Services have announced a partnership that will open up the digital world to deafblind Australians. This partnership with Telstra will deliver digital literacy training materials and access to equipment such as iPads, tablets and Braille devices to deafblind Australians.