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LInk editor Carla

From the Editor

Monday, 29th July 2013

We have a new PM in office (or a recycled one at least) in the form of Kevin Rudd, defeating Julia Gillard in a dramatic Labor leadership ballot in June

Ben and Frank

Around the office

Monday, 29th July 2013

Ben Morton, on the lookout for the latest, greatest gadget. - Francis King busy edit and restore photos. - Lee-anne Sparks back from a recent break, traveling.

Letters to the editor

Monday, 29th July 2013

News Bites

Monday, 29th July 2013

Board & independent advisory council of DisabilityCare announced  -  Just better care welcomes DisabilityCare review of pay rates  -  Roll-out of DisabilityCare Australia   -  Intellectual disability not represented

Sport

Monday, 29th July 2013

Andrew Jarman out of retirement  - “bent it like Beckham”  -  Sid James graduates with a Bachelor of Business  -  VicHealth has announced $350,000 for arts projects  -  Australia sends team of 30 to World Dwarf Games

Off the shelf

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Leveda stimulates the senses with new therapy garden & kitchen

Monday, 29th July 2013

Adelaide disability services provider Leveda unveiled a new sensory garden, along with a kitchen makeover

RECIPE

Monday, 29th July 2013

Fried rice, courtesy of celeb chef Simon Bryant

Clair

Standing strong

Monday, 29th July 2013

Clare Sultmann has written a true-life account of how a team of dedicated surgeons saved her legs from amputation

Amanda

A Day in the Life of.. Amanda Parsonage

Monday, 29th July 2013

Amanda Parsonage, is a mum-of-three who learned Auslan (Australian Sign Language) after her daughter was diagnosed as deaf at age one.

Getaway_escapes

Travel Spot

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Getaway Escapes A world of possibilities opens as range of individualised holidays for people with disability is growing in popularity.

Aurora

Latest DisabilityCare Australia

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

The real-life faces benefiting from the new scheme  -  Further from the launch sites

Jacqui May 2013

Words and music

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Jacqui James-Rogers, right, is a published author and music journalist who runs the independent music website, Gigs ‘n Interviews.

Kelly Vincent

The time has arrived

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Dignity For Disability MLC Kelly Vincent reflects on the roll-out of DisabilityCare – and where to next.

Marte Hegstad

Deaf and diverse

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Different beliefs and choices have uniquely shaped three Aussie women’s approach to hearing loss, writes Marte Hegstad.

Dance off

Dance off

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

People with disability and their support workers were invited to try out Celtic and international folk dancing.

Julian Jeensch

History of Autism production set to be unveiled

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Company @ Autistic Theatre are looking forward to the premiere of their ground-breaking production

Stand by my man

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

We spoke to women involved in the disability community about the leading men in their lives.

Just ask

In the future, just ask!

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

With the rollout of DisabilityCare Australia providing individualised support for people with disability, Johnny Mackay talks person-centred and strengths-based service delivery.

The musings of Peter Coulter

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

The Link columnist talks head injuries, and weight loss – via hugs.

focus on ability

Lights, camera, action

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

For the fifth consecutive year, NOVA Employment is running its Focus on Ability short film competition, writes chief executive Martin Wren.

Pathologising normality in intellectual disability

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

A client’s unique traits shouldn’t necessarily be treated as psychologically abnormal or unhealthy, writes Peter Smith

Paws for thought

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Victorian Skye Crowe, is training her three-year-old Mastiff/Labrador, Raison, to be a psychiatric service dog.

The voice of the bush

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Margareta Osborn, who has a hearing impairment, writes Australian rural fiction that is steeped in her love for life on the land. Link chatted to her.

Brainspace

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

In September 2012, the Telstra Foundation awarded 100 Everyone Connected grants ($10,000 each) to non-profit community organisations nationally, to increase digital inclusion

Breakthroughs - Telstra is proud to support Link Breakthroughs

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Elektrodress for controlled mobility wins innovation award  -  One step closer to a blood test for Alzheimer’s  -  World-first braille smartphone being developed

Leisure

Leisure

Thursday, 1st August 2013

Books    A Flower Between the Cracks  -  Yum! Top Tips for Feeding Babies and Kids with Allergies  -  A Quality of Life  -  Currawong Creek    MUSIC   Sydney drummer Andrew Hewitt