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Plastic straws: an endangered species?

Plastic straws are becoming increasingly scarce in cafes and bars. Even McDonald’s has committed to phasing out plastic straws across Australia by 2020. For many, this is a sign that big business is finally hearing the rallying cry against single-use plastics. But for...

School’s out, now what?

Leaving school and figuring out what to do next is a process most people go through, and it’s hard for everyone. If you’re considering getting some help because of a disability, there are a few extra things you need to think about. Here we have tried to give you a...

How to impress in a job interview

Let’s face it, there are few things as nerve-wracking and anxiety-inducing like a job interview. You’ve passed the initial email and phone screening, and now it’s time to meet an actual person, one who might hold your career aspirations in the palm of their hand. You’re also living with a disability, and the daily challenges you face might mean you’re feeling even less confident.

Managing your money

It can be hard knowing where to start when it comes to creating your own budget. We have so many outgoings that it can be difficult to track exactly where all of our money goes. Setting up a budget for the first time can often be quite overwhelming, and can be...

Coping with a crisis

Home should be a safe space, so when a crisis situation arises in the home, it can be especially distressing. Knowing where you can get help during a crisis can make the difference between keeping your head above water and drowning in the problem. A crisis is a time...

Managing holiday anxiety

As the holiday season quickly approaches us, many people get excited about all the holiday events and parties they will be attending. Some people get excited about the holidays they have been eagerly awaiting for weeks, but some people dread these social interactions, events and travels.

Are you NDIS ready?

With the NDIS rollout continuing across the country there is no shortage of questions and queries about the scheme. There are also many people who are accessing supports and funding for the very first time who may not be feeling entirely confident in their ability to effectively navigate the scheme. Additionally, myths and misconceptions about how the scheme works are everywhere; and can at times leave you wondering what is true or false!

Studying with a disability

Alex is a student who has recently completed her first student placement. In this article she shares her experience of studying with a disability When I was 19, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes degeneration of joints in the...

How to pick a NDIS provider

For new NDIS participants, the task of picking a supports provider can often be a daunting one. There are a lot of providers out there in the world, and they all seem to offer you the world. But how can you feel sure that your decision is the right one for you?...

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