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. […]

Accessibility At Music Festivals

Music festivals are an amazing form of entertainment, with one of the biggest growing industries worldwide, but they aren’t always accessible for people with disabilities. A lot of festivals take place on grassy terrain, whether it be fields or outdoors areas, which can be difficult to navigate using mobility devices such as wheelchairs (especially when […]

Good Supports – A lived experience by Sarah Menyweather

I have had support workers in my life for about 18 years; one of my first support workers was Erin. Imagine Erin, my sisters, Bananas in Pyjamas, in a big blue Volvo, let the good times roll. I believe Erin has been the best support worker my family and I have been lucky to have […]

Best Practice Support Work

Being a support worker can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable jobs you can do however without a best practice framework it can difficult at times to understand how best to assist someone to reach their goals and achieve their objectives.  The Active Support Resource Centre provides an online learning resource called “Every […]