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Summer fun at accessible beach weekend

Plenty of warm sunshine, sandy beaches and salty waves are features of an Australian summer. However, for many wheelchair users the sunshine has long been the only one of that trio available to enjoy. But that’s changing with a growing number of Australian beaches now...

Flying with a disability

Having a disability shouldn’t hold you back from taking to the skies, but it does mean a bit of extra planning may be required before you fly. Most airlines have improved their assistance services so it’s now much easier than it used to be to communicate your needs.  ...

Stay hydrated, stay healthy

As summer rolls on, so too does the warmer weather. In many parts of Australia, temperatures can reach extreme levels. And with those higher temperatures, the risk of heat-related illness, particularly dehydration, rises. Dehydration can affect anyone,­ regardless of...

Surviving the heat

There are a range of reasons people’s bodies don’t cope well with the heat. Some medications, such as blood pressure medication, antidepressants, antihistamines and more can interfere with a person’s ability to manage hotter weather. As we get older we don’t perspire...

What do the funding categories mean?

One of the first things we recommend you do when you receive your NDIS plan is to read through it thoroughly and make sure that you understand what you are funded for – but how can you understand that when you don’t quite understand what the categories mean? Core...

What if I’m not happy with my NDIS plan?

So you've received your NDIS plan, and you're disappointed with what you're covered for. Maybe the home modifications you need have been declined, or you haven't been allocated enough care funding. While it is disappointing to not get everything you applied for in...

Do your own research

After a diagnosis just when you need clear answers the most, many parents, carers or patients are thrown into a world of evidence-based vs non evidence-based therapies, and told to “do your own research”. This is hard to when you've been hit by a wave of information,...

How to find a hobby

Finding the right hobby for you can be tricky. Many people leave hobbies behind in childhood, and then never quite figure out how to get back to spending weekend afternoons engrossed in a good book, or letting it all out in drama class. Many people may also feel...

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