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Telstra’s Disability Action Plan gets the thumbs up!

Thursday, 6th June 2013

An independent review of Telstra’s Fifth Disability Action Plan (“DAP”), conducted by respected disability services consultant Roland Naufal, has endorsed Telstra’s approach to providing services to the disabled.

M-Enabling Australasia 2013 Conference

Thursday, 6th June 2013

M-Enabling Australasia 2013 Conference and Showcase – Registrations now OPEN!

Romancing the tome

Thursday, 6th June 2013

These women share a love of romance writing – and their children with disability.

Can disability affect a relationship

Thursday, 6th June 2013

We asked two readers if disability could impact a partnership, whether through having a child with a disability or an adult acquiring one, and got varying responses.

 

Letters to the editor

Thursday, 6th June 2013

Around the office

Thursday, 6th June 2013

What have Graphic designer Velinka Milojevic and Advertising manager Ian Smedman been up to.

Breakthroughs

Monday, 3rd June 2013

Telstra is proud to support Link Breakthroughs

Crowd diagnosis to spot rare diseases doctors miss  -  Centred on inclusion  -  Salty food may exacerbate MS

Books

Monday, 3rd June 2013

Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult  -  My Life in a Pea Soup by Lisa Nops  -  Joined at the Fingertips by Dimity Knight  -  Dark Horse by Honey Brown  -  Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison  -  Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living with Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel

Strife down under

Monday, 3rd June 2013

Extract from  "Strife Down Under" book by By Lee J. Trotte

‘Hey Sam, look at him.’ The Customs officer nudged his colleague. Tullamarine Airport was buzzing. Sam looked around.

Smooth transitions

Monday, 3rd June 2013

With encouragement, people with disability can find the right fit in the workplace, writes NOVA Employment chief executive Martin Wren.

The up the hill project (advertorial)

Monday, 3rd June 2013

The Up the Hill Project facilitates inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities within the social and educational life of Flinders University.

Barossa Enterprises involved in Vintage Festival (advertorial)

Monday, 3rd June 2013

Barossa Enterprises Inc. operates as a community of people working together to make sure that people with a disability are supported.

Food and Travel

Monday, 3rd June 2013

Fool-proof scones from Natalie Petrizza - New cookbook for those with IBS or coeliac disease  -  A dad’s journey Trekking through North Africa

NDIS… DisabilityCare – finally a reality?

Saturday, 1st June 2013

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent is hopeful of more courageous action from governments to fully fund the NDIS.

A new form of censorship

Wednesday, 29th May 2013

Peter Cookson says people should speak up about disability issues and not be frightened by the government of the day.

Matthew Carey

A day in the life of Matthew Carey

Wednesday, 29th May 2013

Matthew Carey, 34, who is a telemarketer and brand ambassador for SA’s Blind Sporting Council, gave us a glimpse into a typical 24 hours for him. The former Fresh 92.7 program director has been blind since birth. He’s the son of footy legend Peter Carey, who once captained SA’s Glenelg side and is an inductee of the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Crystal clear packs

Off the shelf

Wednesday, 29th May 2013

Christal clear pain relief packs  -  Bath tub with a door  -  Bye-bye bugs! DIY air-conditioner cleaner

News Bites

Wednesday, 29th May 2013

New Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities   -   Vision impairment database  -  Dementia Carers more likely to contemplate suicide  -  Lauren Jackson named Special Olympics ambassador   -  Boston bombings lucky escape  -  Call to increase the NSW Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme

My whole family is on the spectrum

Wednesday, 29th May 2013

 

South Australian mum Penny Sawyer and her husband, Phillip, were diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome after their children were. Here, Penny shares her story, as told to Carla Caruso.

Dearest Dad

Wednesday, 29th May 2013

Ashley Mumford has written this poignant ode to his dad – Link columnist Bruce Mumford, who has multiple sclerosis.

Chelsea Higgins

Chelsea Higgins

Wednesday, 29th May 2013

Meet one of Australia’s Paralympic equestrian heroes, who at just 18 years of age is wowing the crowds.

The musings of Peter Coulter

Wednesday, 29th May 2013

The Link columnist’s recent hospital stint reads like a comedy of errors.

Photos: Ashleigh Carey.

My miracle baby

Wednesday, 29th May 2013

Adelaide’s Emmah Money, 25, has cystic fibrosis and never thought she’d fall pregnant. Now the one-time Girlfriend of the Year is a proud mum. We chatted to her just weeks before her young daughter was due. As told to Carla Caruso.

Robert De Pasquale with a waiter on-board the P&O Pacific Dawn cruise.

Cruse away

Monday, 27th May 2013

Robert De Pasquale is a disability cruise advocate and the founder of Wheelie Good Cruises. He’s been cruising for 15 years. So grab a cocktail from the bar, relax and enjoy the fun as he tells his tale…

From the Editor

Monday, 27th May 2013

Blame it on the pregnancy hormones (I’m expecting twins in July), but this issue we’re going all goo-goo-eyed over love.