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Carla Caruso

From the Editor

Thursday, 21st November 2013

December 3 marks the International Day of People with Disability, now in its 21st year. That’s 21 years of “breaking down the barriers” for the disability community as this year’s patron Professor Ron McCallum nicely puts it on page 7.

Letters to the Editor

Thursday, 21st November 2013

Winning letter: Poem on disability, Planting the seeds, Shopping centre upgrade not so accessible, Cancel tremors to bring joy to dining

Celebrating 21 years

Thursday, 21st November 2013

Professor Ron McCallum AO has been appointed by the government as this year’s patron of the International Day of People with Disability, in its 21st year. LINK spoke to him.

Hammer

News

Thursday, 21st November 2013

ADEs vulnerable following court decision over wage discrimination

Barossa Enterprise

Why I work in the disability sector

Thursday, 21st November 2013

LINK put Barossa Enterprises support worker Nicole Stephens under the microscope to find out why she loves her job so much.

What's hot

Thursday, 21st November 2013

The latest and hottest products available!

Social Scene

Monday, 25th November 2013

A snapshot of the latest events in the disability community.

Sweet as candy

Monday, 25th November 2013

Holly Candy, known professionally as Holly Valance, once graced Aussie TV screens on the popular, long-running show, Neighbours. Marlena Katene chatted with Holly about her involvement with Disability Rights International and the star’s most exciting role yet – as a mother.

Truly inspiring

Monday, 25th November 2013

We chatted to the stars of the recent Sydney Fringe Festival stage show, Inspiration Porn. Despite its saucy title, no nudity or sexual acts were involved – just inspirational performances.

My Dad

Monday, 25th November 2013

Isabella Fels writes on how her famous father has helped her navigate life with schizophrenia.

2013 National Disability Awards Finalists

Wednesday, 27th November 2013

The National Disability Awards recognise excellence in improving the lives of people with disability. This year the ceremony was held on 26 November at Parliament House, Canberra.

Access for all

Monday, 25th November 2013

Sharon Morris, a wheelchair user, has done lots of travelling over the years and often faces challenges along the way. Last year, she holidayed in her dream destination of Canada and decided to turn her passion for accessible tourism into a business.

Great family getaways for children with disability

Tuesday, 26th November 2013

When planning the ultimate family holiday that's both fun and accessible for a child needing disability access, it helps to know where to find the best accommodation with inter-connecting rooms, wheelchair access, accessible parking and onsite medical assistance. All of these features are searchable on HotelsCombined.com – and the leading price comparison site has handpicked five of the best accessible family accommodation options across Australia. Happy Holidays!

Time out

Monday, 25th November 2013

Tea-cup Cottage Disability Support Services in Brisbane offers an array of innovative services.

Travel news

Monday, 25th November 2013

Brisbane woman spreads her wings to Vietnam  -  Sky is no limit for people with disability  -  Rent a Europcar mobility vehicle

10 Questions with the chief

Monday, 25th November 2013

Emma Bennison, who is blind, is the CEO of Arts Access Australia – the national body for the arts and disability sector.
We put her in the hot seat for a grilling.

Raising a child with Primary Language Disorder

Monday, 25th November 2013

Mum Debra Haller writes about the challenges faced
in having a son with PLD – and her family’s journey.

A Flower Between the Cracks

Monday, 25th November 2013

by Helen Sage

This detailed memoir of a mother caring for her daughter who has a serious brain injury following a motor vehicle accident is compelling. It is also sensitive and poetic.

Books about music

Monday, 25th November 2013

The summer holidays are almost upon us and it’s time to sit back and relax with a good book, writes Anthea Skinner. This issue, she’s reviewing two very different books by performers with disability – Tim Ferguson’s new autobiography, Carry a Big Stick, and a guide for drummers with disability called Look Ma, No Feet by Michael Mignogna.

New team launched

Tuesday, 26th November 2013

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent introduces the Upper House candidates who’ll be running for election in SA next year.

Working together

Tuesday, 26th November 2013

Workability International champions the right to work for any person who has a disability or is otherwise marginalised.

Books

Tuesday, 26th November 2013

The latest selection of new books

Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll  -  Gay’s Plan of Attack  -  If Only You Knew Too  -  Little People: Big Lives  -  Bounce Forward: How to Transform Crisis into Success  -  Catch of the Day

Breakthroughs

Tuesday, 26th November 2013

Electric fields hold promise to generating scar-less tissue  -  Maternal drinking linked to poor child academic achievement  -  More to mental health treatment than medication

The musings of Peter Coulter

Tuesday, 26th November 2013

Our resident columnist likens acquiring a brain injury to his experience being lost in the desert as a child.