Maddie Browne is a YouTube sensation, a musician, song writer with a smile that lights up a room. The 20 year old with cerebral palsy is about to embark on her second NDIS plan. She sat down with us to share her journey.
What are you doing the first Monday of the school holidays? We have a fun Gingerbread House building day at our Ryde office for young people and their siblings. It's FREE thanks to our friends at Telstra. Let us know if you want to come.
This International Volunteers Day we celebrate all our amazing volunteers who give their skills, time and passion to our programs. There are always smiles and laughter, good times and so much learnt. To our mentors, event participants, sports supporters, dog walkers, administrators and everyone in between, to all our corporate supporters, we say thank you!
We hope you had a fantastic #IDPWD! We know Andrew West did when he completed the BridgeClimb Sydney! Congratulations Andrew for achieving your goal. Andrew worked with Exercise Physiologist Teigan Butchers to up his training for the climb. He trained relentlessly and finished the climb pretty close to the average time. A special thanks to 7 News Sydney for coming along for the climb and the... View details ⇨
Today we celebrate International Day of People with Disability - Australia. We are so lucky to have an amazing community. Are you doing anything to celebrate or have a story for us? Share in the comments we would love to hear from you!
"I was at the library and there were big steps that I couldn't use with my walker, so I decided to make one (walker) that could. And I did." Amazing Curb Climber Inventor Sadie. This ten year old who has CP and her sister were on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon sharing their amazing invention.
Congratulations to our Transition to Work crew who graduated today with Certificate II in Retail. Four months and 14 units of work, lots of laughter, work experience and most of all fun! There are some exciting futures being created.
Are you thinking about modifying your vehicle but you are not sure where to start? We have the event for you! And we have our occupational therapists available at the event to help you with the process.
Big shout out and thanks to this amazing team of volunteers from Macquarie Bank for hosting the family fun day at our Prairiewood centre today. Its great to see some of the same volunteers coming back each year and part of our family. The time, effort and passion you put in is amazing and we are so grateful!
It's just a little over two weeks until International Day of People with Disability - Australia on Saturday 3 December...what are you planning to do to celebrate? We have a message from this year's Patron Karni Liddell.
Are you wondering if fitness training is for you? We have some information to help you work out what is best for you. Including the fact that fitness activities include walking, swimming, cycling, dance, gymnastics and martial arts. Take this knowledge with you when you meet one of our Exercise Physiologists or therapist to find out more.
Hundreds of hand made cards were snapped up today at a pop up shop at Allambie Campus. Our Transition to Work participants built their own Christmas card business and almost sold out! The three had worked with our consultants to draft a business plan, allocate jobs and resources, complete production and set up shop together. They are hoping to use the profits to go on a cruise. Can't wait to... View details ⇨
Every Australian Counts has a survey asking for what you think about the NDIS so far... "People with disability, their families and carers and the service provider sector must have an NDIS that’s the best it can be. That means letting our decision makers know what’s working, what isn’t and what needs to be done to make it better. We’ll be releasing our first Every Australian Counts Community... View details ⇨
The ING DIRECT Australia Dreamstarter program has a social project that might be of interest to our community. better goals is a social enterprise transforming the way people with disability pursue their goals and take charge of their lives. There is still time to be a part of this kickstarter campaign and they are at the tipping point! If you would like a website and app that makes it easy to... View details ⇨
Bimanual upper limb therapy helps children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy learn to use both hands together to complete everyday activities. To be of benefit, an intensive block of therapy is necessary. Does this sound like something you want to know more about? Check out the Bimanual information in our About CP section on our website.
Today is Remembrance Day...lest we forget.
"They shall grow not old: as we that are left grow old:
Age will not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning.
We will remember them."
- from "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon.