Right Relationships

Some Initial Thoughts On Establishing “Right Relationship” Between Staff, Professionals, Service Organisations and the People They Assist Michael Kendrick Perhaps the most common complaint one hears from the experiences of people who find they must rely on formal human services is that they do not feel particularly well treated. Sometimes this takes the form of […]

The Role of a Primary Carer

The role of being a  primary carer when your loved one has complex care and communication needs is challenging. Often it feels like every single day brings appointments and therapy requirements; we plan meals, prepare and give medication, provide personal care and other interventions; spend time writing emails and  making calls to medical specialists, liaising […]

Assistive Technology and the NDIS – Fostering Independence

  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding and support to people with disabilities to help them achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. Assistive technology is an important category of support that the NDIS can fund. However, there are specific rules and guidelines governing the purchase of assistive technology through the […]

Choosing the Right Providers for your Supports

Choosing the right providers for your disability supports is a crucial decision that can significantly impact your quality of life and the effectiveness of your support system. Here are some steps to help you make an informed choice: Assess Your Needs: Start by assessing your specific disability support needs. Consider your medical, physical, emotional, and […]

The How and Why of Self Advocacy

Self-Advocacy is the process by which individuals with disabilities take an active and empowered role in advocating for their own needs, preferences, and rights within the context of the NDIS and the supports and services they receive. Self-Advocacy can be applied to any aspect of your life where you feel your voice needs to be […]

Supporting Disability in Mainstream Schools

  Navigating the school system as a parent can be challenging at the best of times however for a parent of a child with disability this can be even harder. Ensuring they get access to a good well-rounded education requires a collaborative effort from educators, administrators, parents, and other professionals involved in the child’s education. […]

What is SRV and how to apply it

Social Role Valorization (SRV) is an approach that focuses on enhancing the social roles and valued status of individuals with disabilities within society. It aims to improve their quality of life and promote their inclusion and participation. In simple terms, SRV means recognizing the abilities and strengths of people with disabilities and giving them opportunities […]

The Power of Community

Community plays a vital role in fostering inclusivity, support, and empowerment for individuals with disabilities. We cannot underestimate the power of community and inclusion when we look at where we have come from. The history of segregation for people with disabilities is a tale of discrimination, marginalization, and the struggle for equal rights and inclusion. […]